Marokopa Falls, Waitomo Caves
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Walk along the nature trail leading to one of the region's most magnificent outdoor attractions, Marokopa 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. See Marokopa Falls and all Waitomo Caves has to offer by arranging your trip with our Waitomo Caves trip itinerary builder.
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  • I had seen photos of the falls, so I knew they'd be pretty, but I was surprised to find how big and impressive they were. I always love finding such a beautiful spot off the tourist trail, and this wa...  more »
  • It was raining the day we went there so the waterfalls were just massive. Took some pictures and then went back to the car. There isn't really more to do. In summer/without rain I guess you can get cl...  more »
  • Stunning waterfalls, just s 10 minute walk from the car park. Wonderful and free activity if you are in the area! 
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  • A really beautiful fall. One of the best in North Island. Huge frontage and volume of water in the fall. We went there unknowingly and found this beauty. A very lovely place. Short walk down to the waterfall from the road. Not a large number of steps there. A must visit in the Waitomo region.
  • Worth the drive. . Bit of a walk down.... coming up ok for average fit people. A couple of seats if you need them. (About 10m in walk) Make sure you stop at the other two places coming back too....or one each way to break it up. Caves which are free entry 5 min walk, a few stairs. And the natural bridge.
  • It had rained for a day or 2 when we saw the falls. They were quite impressive with a strong flow. Access and viewing platform were good.
  • Cool little walk with impressive waterfall. Took my 3 and 6 year olds asked they loved it. A bit of a drive but can easily be tied into other activities on the way.
  • Amazing waterfalls