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So pretty

beautiful drive, and an easy short walk to the view of the waterfall. been many times as it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Beautiful falls after a short walk

Stunning waterfall after a short walk. Bring your camera to capture the rainbows and the falls... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Nancy C
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Te Anga Road | Waitomo Region, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful drive, and an easy short walk to the view of the waterfall. been many times as it is always slightly different depending on water levels.

Thank shawnkturgeon
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Stunning waterfall after a short walk. Bring your camera to capture the rainbows and the falls. The forest walk is lovely with moss covered trees.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Yes, quite a long way down a windy path but still an easy walk. The size of the falls ensures a perpetual mist that feeds the forest ferns and nikau trees. Worth the effort.

Thank myscha
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

What a windy road to get there, a few road works here and there, quite narrow, blind corners and on the weekends limited car parking as it is a time spender whilst waiting for the afternoon cave tours however once you get there the walk...More

Thank ShazTKmo
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This was a perfect stop on our way to the Glowworm caves and Rapid Jet. It's a bit of a hike back up but it's worth the effort.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Went to this falls with a friend who came for a visit, it is close to home, but I haven't been before.. shame! Loved it, it is beautiful! Can be a bit crowded and use trail shoes if you can to come closer to the...More

Thank Erica_Guido
Reviewed 24 July 2018

It was a long, windy ride to get there but the waterfall was beautiful! We had some time to kill so it was a nice way to see some more New Zealand scenery. The walk is short, pleasant, and easy to follow. Worth doing if...More

Thank jordanhJ7591FB
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Just an easy 10 minuets walking from the side of the road, and could hear the running thunder halfway to the platform. Spectacular fall with water flying in the air and shining in the sun. One of the best falls in the country.

Thank Sunny W
Reviewed 6 July 2018

There is a short 5 minute walk to these falls, and it is so worth it! The walk itself is beautiful but the falls are even better. We saw it in winter after rain so the water was thundering down the 35m drop. Not sure...More

Thank JayJay015
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We stopped to stretch our legs and were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful these falls were in real life...photos actually do them justice. Well worth the stop.

Thank Dilliana3
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22 September 2018|
Response from ShazTKmo | Reviewed this property |
From the Waitomo Glowworm Caves it is 25-30 minutes taking into account it is a narrow and windy road. Also a main road for logging trucks and plenty of local and tourist traffic on the weekends so even though it is only... More
26 November 2017|
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Response from patchycrowsnest | Reviewed this property |
The sign says it will take 10 minutes to get to the viewing platform and there are not a lot of steps - more of a sloping path. I don't think pushing a wheelchair would be that easy, but taking it slowly was quite manageable... More
2 August 2015|
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Response from Pikonini | Reviewed this property |
Trust me, you will not be swimming at Marakopa Falls in August or September. Unless you are very hardy or swim in a wet suit, swimming is enjoyable only from December to April- there may be an occasional hot day outside of... More