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Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 0300
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“car park” (101 reviews)
“short walk” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We did the hour hike to the falls and lived every step of it but the Falls at the end were beautiful. Loved that you could swim in them as well after the walk. Visiting again for sure.

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely place for peace. This beautiful waterfall is located in Kerikeri, very easy to find and close to a parking. If it is hot, you can swim in its beautiful water...Even if the sun is not shining, I totally recommend a visit.

Thank Celia I
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Rainbow falls is absolutely mind-blowing. The moss and vegetation of ferns and other plants inside the cave behind the falls is a MUST see. The falls themselves are so vast and beautiful, and it was incredible swimming in the waterfall. Don't miss this when in...More

Thank Carli E
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Such a cool thing to do on a hot February day with most of he walk in the shade, in drought at the moment but there was still enough to see

Thank 178kris
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This attraction is so close to town and convenient to get to, you would be crazy to miss it. Despite experiencing a drought in the region, there had been rains about 4 days earlier and the waterfall was running quite nicely. There's plenty of parking,...More

Thank crzzzr
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A short walk only from the car park takes you to the top of the falls where you can see the rainbow effect - beautiful. You can also walk down a steep path to the bottom & get close to the falls - gives a...More

Thank PeteCash63
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Nice falls. Were If you dare you can even walk under. Short walk. En can be watched from al sides. Great.

Thank tagr78
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful easy walk through native bush with lots of birds to sing for us. Great views of the river right up to the falls which are gorgeous Allow an hour each way from Keri Keri basin

Thank JCDown
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The falls are probably spectacular after some rain but I gather there has been none for some time. An easy walk from the car park.

Thank Supergranbee
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Like many natural attractions in New Zealand, the road leading to the Rainbow Falls doesn't seem to lead anywhere much - it runs between fields, past farm buildings, and ends up in a wooded parking area with a toilet block, and some information boards. But...More

Thank Nyree13
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Jane S
25 October 2017|
Response from alanakl | Reviewed this property |
There are two lookout points that are accessible to people on wheelchairs. However, if you want to get into the water, you'll have to go down a flight of stairs :)
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.