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Love this place! Gorgeous! Easy walk to the waterfalls. Add this to your bucket list! Even more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Lovely waterfall

We enjoyed our visit to the waterfall today. Was a little bit of effort back to the car for my over... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2019
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Te Anga Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place! Gorgeous! Easy walk to the waterfalls. Add this to your bucket list! Even more beautiful when visiting on a sunny day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeleO10
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the waterfall today. Was a little bit of effort back to the car for my over 60 year old mother but it was well worth the effort and the drive.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

The waterfall is about an hour drive outside of Waitomo on a rather windy road. The walk to the falls only takes 10 minutes, and it’s an incredible view.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sarah F
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Quite spectacular. Worth the walk a little hilly but not to bad. One of the better waterfalls in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank carolynmangan
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

We were told to take the walk to the Marokopa Falls by the hotel we stayed at- this fall was phenomenal- the best we had seen while traveling around New Zealand. Recommend you take the detour out to Waitomo to see this beautiful and majestic...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 741betsym
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Easy walk to a pretty spectacular view, and you can stop off at the Natural Bridge on the way so a very worthwhile side-trip from Waitomo

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AKLBluesTraveller
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Great add on side trip when visiting the Waitomo Caves. The road is a little windy but take you time and it's a nice drive and only 25 minutes from the caves. If you are lucky, a visit after rainfall will be especially rewarding. A...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MikeW5601
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Marakopa Falls is absolutely stunning. Good access and short walk to the falls. If you go to the Glow worm tour, Its a good chance to visit the falls after..as what we did. It’s 25 mins drive from waitomo cave.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Coastal823132
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Bit of a drive from Waitomo Caves but well worth the time. Beautiful bush walk and waterfall at the end and not to long.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank yugotraveler123
Reviewed May 13, 2019

We were short of time so jogged down but when we got there we were just mesmorised by the waterfall. Was great to see and worth the heart rate back up

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J H
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September 21, 2018|
Response from ShazTKmo | Reviewed this property |
From the Waitomo Glowworm Caves it is 25-30 minutes taking into account it is a narrow and windy road. Also a main road for logging trucks and plenty of local and tourist traffic on the weekends so even though it is only... More
November 26, 2017|
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Response from patchycrowsnest | Reviewed this property |
The sign says it will take 10 minutes to get to the viewing platform and there are not a lot of steps - more of a sloping path. I don't think pushing a wheelchair would be that easy, but taking it slowly was quite manageable... More
August 2, 2015|
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Response from Pikonini | Reviewed this property |
Trust me, you will not be swimming at Marakopa Falls in August or September. Unless you are very hardy or swim in a wet suit, swimming is enjoyable only from December to April- there may be an occasional hot day outside of... More