Wairere Falls Track

Wairere Falls Track

Wairere Falls Track


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David Santos


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely track and very well signalled. Quite muddy due to heavy rain in the previous hours.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Eva Neumann


Ranking: 10/10

The way up was hard and muddy, but at the top I was proud of myself, because the view and the silence were so impressive.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Breanna Alexander

Ranking: 8/10

Bit of a tough track! Only made it to the lower viewing area. Lots of beautiful little water pools along the way, probably the most beautiful part. Great for swimming.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Michelle Smit


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walking track, through rainforest, up many steps to the base of the falls. Had been very wet before we arrived (and when we were there) but track was still in good order. Highly recommended.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Liam Bates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The hour long walk to see the highest waterfall in the North Island was totally worth it. Well maintained track, plenty of sign posting and breathtaking views of the falls made walking for an hour in the rain all worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Niklas Fastabend


Ranking: 10/10

Long and exhausting walk up to the top, but it is definitely worth it, you have the awesome view at the top of the waterfall over Matamata.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lara Vogt


Ranking: 9/10

Breathtaking views from the top and really nice but steep and long and exhausting.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sarah Boettcher


Ranking: 7/10

Very steep and rough walk through the bush. On the Summit you have a great view (top of the 150m long waterfall).

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Lee Farrington

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Worth the trek to the top as the view is absolutely stunning! The only negative is that at one point on the trail the signs are unclear and we ended up veering off onto another much longer trail along with another couple who had also made the same mistake a few minutes earlier.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Abi Fielder

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful area, well maintained track. Stunning falls worth the effort! for us it took longer than the 45 minutes on the sign to reach the half way point but that is with stopping for pictures and rests.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Daniel Kueuzberger


Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful waterfall.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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United States

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful falls! Long walk with lots of stairs. Still worth the time and effort to see.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in October 2013

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Bjorn Hedmark


Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful waterfall with lush green forest surrounding it. A good workout with nice tracks.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Cool walk, nice waterfall...and its in the Waikato

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Enrique's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing view on top. Remember to bring some food to have a little picnic once you get to the top.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Ralf Glaser


Ranking: 9/10

One of NZs highest waterfalls - amazing!! Nice track along the river, everywhere trees and birds, not so many tourists.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Oliver German


Ranking: 8/10

Rainforest. Easy to walk as they built a very nice wooden walkway. The falls are amazing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Henriette Haugan


Ranking: 8/10

We walked in the forest and walked up to a beautiful waterfall.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favorite tracks - we discovered it by accident. Walked up halfway then the rest of the way. Got some fantastic pictures standing on the edge of the falls. Took the Maori track down, but be careful, it is treacherous!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Christoph & Maria


Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk through the forest, if there is less water in the river you can go to the edge of the falls which are around 50m high - an amazing experience!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Annemiek and Rianne


Ranking: 9/10

Steep heavy track. But you're on the top! Worth the walk.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great track. Not too demanding.

Reviewed about 11 years ago