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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 0300
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All reviews car park beautiful waterfall the river short walk easy walk great walk stone store hour walk close to town pretty waterfall walking track parking area native bush sunny day heavy rain viewing platform lovely spot
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Platforms for disabled. Short or long walks the choice is yours. Plenty of parking, toilets available and great views

Thank sawteygirl59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Only 10 mins from the City Centre of KeriKeri you will find these beautiful falls... A lovely short walk to different views of the falls & something all ages can & would enjoy.

Thank JazminJade
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk to the falls from car park. There was a couple of different options for walks available. We were really rushed for time so just went straight to the falls via quickest option. They were really quite beautiful. I woulld have liked a bit...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

So lovely and make sure you go to the top to catch the rainbow from the spray. If interested you can swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome sights and short walk with long option possible. Three viewing platforms along the top of waterfall for amazing photos.

Thank Cody770
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great fall and easily accessible. Need to do a short walk to get to the waterfall. But its an easy one. Be careful of slippery road

Thank derekleegh
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

From the carpark it is about a five minute walk to the first viewing platform. From there you can see the waterfall from above (pictured below). You walk about another ten minutes along an easy track to get views of the waterfall from below. There...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Rainbow Falls, named after the rainbow that often plays across the face of the falls, are particularly impressive after rainfall. The thunder of the water as it pours over the granite rock is very dramatic, and it is tempting to take time to walk along...More

Thank gillian490
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There are two alternatives to seeing the Rainbow falls. You can walk from the Stone Store which we attempted to do but only got half way. It is a really long walk at least 2 hours one way, so if you are not up to...More

Thank Pamela528977
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

An easy walk from the carpark. Sensational views from many viewpoints. Any easy drive from either Kerekeri or Paihia. A real highlight in the Bay of Islands.

Thank Mike A
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Jane S
25 October 2017|
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Response from Roger H | Reviewed this property |
No it is very steep , but the platform at the top would be OK
11 October 2017|
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Response from KasineeG | Reviewed this property |
I review the right place, and I was in Keri Keri, not Auckland for this review :) no need to move he review.
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.