Marakopa Falls, Waitomo Caves

#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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  • Absolutely beautiful! Easy track downhill to the waterfall and viewing platform. Make sure you have petrol as there isn't any place to fuel up and no reception. I also recommend visiting the...  more »
  • It's a bit off the road but well worth the hike. Beautiful, as long as you aren't shadowed by a couple of hooch smoking travellers  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful! fun track downhill to the waterfall and viewing platform in the winter months or after heavy rainfall you definitely can get hit by the mist, even in summer with a small breeze.....  more »
  • 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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