Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri

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One of the area's most popular photo opportunities, picturesque Rainbow Falls cascade over hard basalt rock into a shimmering pool. The 27 m (88.6 ft) fall is just a short walk away from the parking lot, but you can extend your visit with a number of longer scenic walks starting from this point. Bring a bathing suit along so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters below. If the sun is shining, you'll see how the waterfall got its name. By using our Kerikeri trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Rainbow Falls and other attractions in Kerikeri.
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  • Enjoy an easy stroll to this beautiful waterfall ...doesn’t take long and it’s worth enjoying nature in NZ!  more »
  • A nice easy walk to the water fall, which was stunning. Unfortunately the public toilets were out of order. Portaloos were provided instead, however, they were confusingly all labeled as men’s facilit...  more »
  • This easy walk is nearly 7 km long back and 7 km. Runs along the river where you can spot some birds. The waterfall itself is nice and you can up to the top of the waterfall. Is worth it.
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  • A nice waterfalls with several lookout places. On a sunny day, and if you're lucky, you can see the rainbow. Even if you didn't see any rainbows, the waterfall itself is still a great spectacles. There are several seats and tables at the bottom of the waterfall, though during a sunny day those tables and seats will be fully occupied.
  • Great set of waterfalls. Probably the nicest in the area. I do recommend going on a sunny day to help them live up to their name but they are still spectacular on a cloudy day (especially after heavy rain with lots of water flowing in the river). Good options for walking. You can either park close by or park down at the stone store and walk from there. The walk is nice and easy so almost anyone can do it.
  • Love this waterfall, it's amazingly beautiful! If you are brave you can even try to go behind the waterfall over some slippery stones. If you're lucky you even get to see the rainbow of the rainbow falls :D Definitely come here if you're in the area!
  • Good parking, Top viewing platform is very accessible, wheelchair etc friendly and a very quick walk yo a beautiful view. Lower viewing area a short steepish walk, but not hard. Not wheelchair friendly, but possibly pram friendly. Very beautiful place to stop if the chance is there.
  • Nice waterfall, but nothing too special. Easy 25 minute walk with the final metres through ankle-deep water. Swimming in the pool underneath the waterfall is a must do. Be prepared for lots of mosquitos. Next to street parking is unsafe after truck opening hours. Cars are regularly broken into besides security cameras!
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