Marakopa Falls, Waitomo Caves

4.7
#3 of 9 in Parks in Waitomo Caves
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Walk along the nature trail leading to one of the region's most magnificent outdoor attractions, Marakopa Falls. The easy walkway lies between Waitomo Village and Marokopa and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Hike through the native tawa and nikau forest to the trail's main viewpoint. From here, you can take in the picturesque scenery, including the Marokopa River and falls plunging 35 m (114.8 ft). This area also offers great opportunities for fishing. Arrange to visit Marakopa Falls and other attractions in Waitomo Caves using our Waitomo Caves trip planning app.
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  • Must do if you're in the Waitomo area. 35 minute drive from Waitomo village; 5 minutes from Mangapohue limestone bridge. Park just off the road on the left, and walk about 10 minutes downhill to the.....  more »
  • It is a bit of a detour from Waitomo, probably 45 minutes each way, but if you like waterfalls it can be worth it.  more »
  • If you are in the area to see the caves, do go see this waterfall too. Beautiful, powerful roaring experience. Only a short walk from carpark.  more »
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  • This is NOT the entry point nor parking area for Marokopa Falls, for actual trail head, use GPS location "Marokopa Falls Trail", which is about a minute further down the road. Marokopa Falls is one of the biggest & most beautiful waterfalls we have seen in NZ, well worth the 40 minute drive along the winding to here. Easy 10 minutes walk from parking to viewing platform. Too bad there is no proper walking path to the bottom of the falls, although you still can walk down if you are fit enough. No toilet facility.
  • One of the best water falls in NZ. Must see.
  • Easy 20 minute walk, its 35 meters high so you can hear it while you are walking, we got super excited so we ran to it
  • Awesome waterfall, I really enjoyed it and can definitely recommend it to everyone who's passing by
  • A pleasant short walk to falls. Easy access.

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