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Rainbow Falls Walk

Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 0300
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“short walk” (44 reviews)
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Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 0300
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

The falls are just a very short walk from the car park and you can view them from the top...and see the rainbow...and also walk down to the bottom and get a great view from there. There's also a walk along the river after the...More

1  Thank Bazza76
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A nice short walk on good paths to see a lovely waterfall. This would be an easy walk with kids or people with difficulties.

1  Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A lovely 45 min walk from here down the side of the river to the old Stonehouse basin, with drinks at the Pear Tree tavern. Followed by a gentle climb back up to the falls, a 3 hr round trip.

Thank HKG2301
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Not easy to find once you drive there. There's supposed to be a nice track there. From the car park there is a 3-minute walk to the top of the falls, a 5-minute walk down to the water.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a good hour in and another hour out but worth the walk. It is not a particularly taxing walk on a well formed track and boardwalks, but you do need decent walking shoes/trainers, and probably a water bottle.

Thank wundabar
Reviewed 15 April 2017

These falls are stunning. We walked around and viewed from all the points. Then we went down to the base of the falls - a nice easy track to get down and up. However, my Mother (in her 60's) opted to view from the top....More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Free for all. Beautiful place to visit and take pictures. Make sure you down to the lagoon where the water collects to get a better view. Can take longer walks around the area as well.

Thank Lawerance P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I skipped the walk part with time constraints as there is a road that gets you very close. Easy access and great views of the falls. I took the time to go to the bottom and is special to view the from multiple vantage points.

Thank Deborah v
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Easy 5 minute walk from carpark to view the top of the falls. See the rainbow on a sunny day from both viewing points. The walk is easy, take you time and enjoy the native trees and birds. Walk from the falls, have a coffee...More

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Took some guests to view the falls after it had rained all night. The volume of water over the fall was impressive and the mist created by the spray was enchanting. Be careful walking down to the waterfall as it can be slippery. Well worth...More

Thank RiverstoneLodg
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Disembarking cruise ship on Sunday 23/4 Bay of Islands at 10am in the Bay of Islands. What we would like to know: how can we organise to do the walk to Rainbow Waterfalls? What we've read is that we need to catch a bus to Keri Keri then find the Historic Stone Store where the track to Rainbow Falls starts and that track will take us via the river and Wharepuke Falls and the Fairy Ponds. Is the right? Anybody know about buses schedules on a Sunday? I'd appreciate any feedback regarding my query please. We would like to see this part of Bay of Islands if we can.
7 March 2017|
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Response from craigevil_morison | Reviewed this property |
You are right on. Great that you are doing the full walk. Stonestore is the best stating point.
Hi, how close by car is the car park for these falls to The Parrot Place? Are they nearby each other? Thanks!!
13 December 2015|
Response from Foodexp | Reviewed this property |
It's a 2 minutes drive or 7 minutes walk. Once you a there you have a 20 minutes walk on the Kerikeri Walkway. It's an interesting walk but a bit up and down but plenty to see in the landscape.
Hi, Rainbow falls look lovely! We are thinking of coming here from cruise ship terminal. What would be the best transport (rental car, is there public transport etc) from the port, and how long would it take? Is the path down to the pool suitable for a 4-yr-old - how long is the walk (ie how much carrying might we need to do!!) :) And lastly, is it feasible to combine with a trip to the Parrot Place - are they close? Thank you so much!!
11 November 2015|
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Response from misfortune2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes if you are travelling from Paihia it would pay to rent a car...15 minutes drive. Go to the Rainbow falls from the Waipapa rd end. It is too far to take a 4 yr old from the Stone Store end. .. Then its not far... More