Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri

4.7
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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  • Only 5 minutes from Kerikeri township, with good parking, and great tracks....do a 5 minute walk to the top of the falls, or an hour walk down the river to the Stone Store basin.  more »
  • We did the walk from the Stone Store to the falls. The walk was a nice one along the river, you go past another falls before you get to Rainbow Falls, these ones were quite good too as there had been ...  more »
  • The site is outstanding both from the top of the falls that the basin which is accessed by a path. The site is peaceful and very easy access. Icing on the cake, it's free.
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  • Wonderful falls and sometimes you can see rainbow here. Also have a nice track for walk until Kerikeri basin
  • . (03/2017) A big and quite high single drop waterfall. The location is maintained very well with good safety measures put in place. Stunning views. There are different walks ranging from easy to moderate including from straight from The Stone Store to the falls. The easy waterfall walk includes beautiful vantage points to stop and enjoy the the views. Spacious carpark.
  • Stunning waterfall with rainbow-effects if the sun is shining.
  • Beautiful 1.5 hour return nature walk of stunning setting and easy contour to stone store and back to falls.
  • Great spot! You can walk behind the falls from the right side or cross the river and walk behind them that way. Not too difficult and you get great views!

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