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North IslandOut EastRere

Created over thousands of years ago is a crazy 60 meter natural water-slide!

Here you can slide down the giant water slide on a boogie board, tyre tube or air mattress - definitely popular for those who like a bit of risk and adventure! Well worth the trip and a gem in the region for locals and visitors. It is advisable that you take care especially during low water flow (this information is available on the Gisborne District Council website). Do take caution because although the rock is fairly smooth, you may still get a few bumps and bruises - a mark of a fun time!

Photo credit to Sam from Bare Kiwi who's having a choice time on the Rere Rock Slide!

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Email: service@gdc.govt.nz

Phone: 06 867 2049 or 0800 653 800

Rere Address:
Wharekopae Road, Rere

Open Times: Public toilets are open 24 hours, non-flush and no disabled access. The Rock Slide is open all year round.

15 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Alexie Lion

France

Ranking: 10/10

We just jump on the board and go! It was amazing! A guy gave us a board and it was free!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Bong Chin Fung

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome outdoor activity with excitement. Bring or rent a board and you are good to go. Definitely worth the 50 minutes drive from Gisborne.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Marie Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had a beautiful afternoon at the Rockslide and a lot of fun!! You can slide really fast and if you have a body board it is even more fun!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gregor

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place in the nature. This is a natural swimming pool with a wall where you can slide down into the water. Very funny and bring your bodyboards.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Susi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

That was great fun! You can spend there a whole day if you like - and it is free! You only need a good bodyboard. There is a waterfall where you can walk under the waterfall - even behind! That is magical.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anita Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Was an awesome time and so much fun, but the water did not smell the best.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brennan Jungling

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of fun but smelly gross water. Also sometimes overcrowded.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gabriel Siibers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really fun and cheap.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lennox

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Sliding down rocks for free! We all had great fun and did it like 30 times - it did not become boring at all!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Nico Eim

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

70m long natural waterslide near Gisborne. Perfect with body boards. next to the rockslide is a great waterfall.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Marilyn and Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Just rent a bodyboard and have fun at the stream. Protect yourself with a wetsuit and go when the weather is fine.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Benedict Seite

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice slide, but you need something to slide on.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Carina Huhmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Its a lot of fun if you have a small board to slide along the stones. It is an awesome location though if its really sunny, there are too many people!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

15 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

Alexie Lion's avatar

Alexie Lion

France

Ranking: 10/10

We just jump on the board and go! It was amazing! A guy gave us a board and it was free!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Bong Chin Fung's avatar

Bong Chin Fung

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome outdoor activity with excitement. Bring or rent a board and you are good to go. Definitely worth the 50 minutes drive from Gisborne.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Marie Brauherr's avatar

Marie Brauherr

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We had a beautiful afternoon at the Rockslide and a lot of fun!! You can slide really fast and if you have a body board it is even more fun!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gregor

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place in the nature. This is a natural swimming pool with a wall where you can slide down into the water. Very funny and bring your bodyboards.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Susi's avatar

Susi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

That was great fun! You can spend there a whole day if you like - and it is free! You only need a good bodyboard. There is a waterfall where you can walk under the waterfall - even behind! That is magical.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anita Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 6/10

Was an awesome time and so much fun, but the water did not smell the best.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brennan Jungling

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of fun but smelly gross water. Also sometimes overcrowded.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

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Gabriel Siibers's avatar

Gabriel Siibers

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really fun and cheap.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Lennox's avatar

Lennox

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Sliding down rocks for free! We all had great fun and did it like 30 times - it did not become boring at all!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Nico Eim's avatar

Nico Eim

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

70m long natural waterslide near Gisborne. Perfect with body boards. next to the rockslide is a great waterfall.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Marilyn and Steffen's avatar

Marilyn and Steffen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Just rent a bodyboard and have fun at the stream. Protect yourself with a wetsuit and go when the weather is fine.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Benedict Seite's avatar

Benedict Seite

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice slide, but you need something to slide on.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Carina Huhmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Its a lot of fun if you have a small board to slide along the stones. It is an awesome location though if its really sunny, there are too many people!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago