Rere Rock Slide

Rere Rock Slide

Rere Rock Slide


16 Rankers Reviews

15 Face-to-Face

1 Rere

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Look...there's someone sliding down there...
Sam from Bare Kiwi on Rere Rock Slide


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. The rock is fairly smooth, but 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!


Feature Value Info


Tairawhiti Gisborne Tourism

Commercial organisation


North IslandTairāwhiti GisborneRere


  • Scenic Attractions
  • Outside the Square
  • Public Parks
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

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


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Alexie Lion's avatar

Alexie Lion


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 5 years 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 over 5 years ago

Marie Brauherr's avatar

Marie Brauherr


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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Gregor's avatar



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 almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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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 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Anita Wallace's avatar

Anita Wallace


Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Brennan Jungling's avatar

Brennan Jungling


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gabriel Siibers


Ranking: 9/10

Really fun and cheap.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lennox's avatar



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 6 years ago

Nico Eim's avatar

Nico Eim


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Marilyn and Steffen


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 6 years ago

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Benedict Seite


Ranking: 8/10

Nice slide, but you need something to slide on.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Carina Huhmann


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 8 years ago