Rere Rock Slide

Rere Rock Slide


16 Rankers Reviews

15 Face-to-Face

14 Outside the Square

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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. 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!


Feature Value Info


North IslandOut EastRere


  • 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


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 almost 4 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 about 4 years ago

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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 over 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anita Wallace


Ranking: 6/10

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

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brennan Jungling


Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gabriel Siibers


Ranking: 9/10

Really fun and cheap.

Reviewed over 4 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 4 years ago

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Nico Eim


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 5 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 almost 5 years ago

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Benedict Seite


Ranking: 8/10

Nice slide, but you need something to slide on.

Reviewed over 6 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 almost 7 years ago