Wairere Falls, Okauia

4.8
The highest waterfall on North Island, Wairere Falls tumbles 153 m (500 ft) over a two-step drop in Kaimai Range. The long walking trail toward the attraction first reaches a rest point at a platform overlooking a valley, where you can view the falls from afar. Continue along the path and make the climb to the top of the falls, where another platform provides a magnificent viewpoint at the mouth of the waterfall. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and avoid visiting if rain is expected, as the trail becomes muddy and difficult to navigate when wet. Use our Okauia day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to Wairere Falls and other attractions in Okauia.
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  • Best waterfall I’ve seen in NZ. A fair home to the look out but lots of really cool boulders and rivers to see along the way. Bring tramping boots if it’s raining.  more »
  • My daughter and I stopped in here to go to the waterfall. As it was late afternoon, we knew that going to the summit would be too risky as it would mean we may not make it out by dark. We were prepare...  more »
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  • Walk to the look out at the bottom of the falls is around 40 minutes which is reasonable with a large staircase close to midway. The second half is a bit steeper until you get to the top that you then walk along the too to the top of the waterfall.
  • Highest waterfalls of north island New Zealand .. definitely worth a hike all the way up. However it is a difficult walk from lookout point to the top of the waterfalls.
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