Marokopa Falls

Marokopa Falls - Waitomo area

Marokopa Falls

Waitomo area

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12 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

16 Scenic Attractions

5 Waitomo

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840 m return | 20 minutes return

35 metre plunge in many cascades. Just beautiful. You are aetherially connected to the waterfall by the fine mist wafting over the viewing platform.

Access

Marokopa Falls are signposted 29 km west of Waitomo. There’s a parking area at the start of the track.

Track

The metalled track descends through forest to a viewing platform.

Geology

The falls plunge over a limestone bluff.

European History

The reserve around the falls was formed in 1925.

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

North IslandWaikatoWaitomo

Categories

  • Waterfalls
  • Walking
  • Scenic Attractions
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Reviews

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

20Sept18. As good as previously described!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great waterfall with rainbows, 20 minute walk return.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anna Jungclaus

Germany

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 over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mark

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 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 almost 5 years ago

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Christopher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

For me the nicest waterfall! Short access.

Reviewed almost 5 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 over 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 almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Robin

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 over 9 years ago

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kempt

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Stephen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Christy

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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