Marakopa Falls, Waitomo Caves

4.7
#3 of 9 in Parks in Waitomo Caves
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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  • Only 5 minutes from the car park, this waterfall is one of the most powerful and most stunning ones I have ever seen! 420m drop and 40min from Waitomo, definitely worth visiting if you have the time.  more »
  • Came to visit the falls while some of the family did the caves 35-40 minutes drive from visitors Centre. Easy 10 minute walk down hill to the falls spectacular after the rain even got a little shower ...  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.
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