Marokopa Falls

Marokopa Falls

Waitomo area



12 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

12 Scenic Attractions

135 Walking

3 Waitomo




Time: 20 min return

The 30 metre falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country. They lie near the famous Waitomo Caves. Spectacular!


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoWaitomo


  • Scenic Attractions
  • Walking
  • Waterfalls
  • Free



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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

20Sept18. As good as previously described!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Great waterfall with rainbows, 20 minute walk return.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anna Jungclaus


Ranking: 10/10

It is a short walk to a stunning view. We did not expect it to be so big and beautiful and were overwhelmed.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Mark's avatar



Ranking: 6/10

A short walk to these falls which were nice but I would skip them if you are short on time.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Loic Journet

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful falls, easy access to the lookout but very muddy access to the river.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

For me the nicest waterfall! Short access.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Terry Seaman

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Glad we walked the short, well maintained trail to the beautiful falls. Loved that we were able to walk to the bottom of the falls and get drenched by the mist.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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N smith

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing waterfall, great place to explore

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

Robin's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a great place to visit - very well maintained track, by DOC. guys working there, also told us about Natural Bridge, and Ruakuri Bush Walk, both just up the road going towards Waitomo Caves - we started at Marakopa end, and all 3 get a 10/10 All 3 are free, and well worth the walks.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

This is the most beautiful waterfall I have seen on the North Island. It is stunning & free!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

Stephen's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Situated on a long winding road, the falls are majestic + only a 5 minute walk from the carpark.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

A short 5 minute walk to an amazing waterfall. And there's nobody there!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Nick Morrison

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