Wairere Falls Track

MODERATE 23 reviews

Wairere Falls Track is a 6.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waiorongomai, Waikato Region, New Zealand that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
6.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
424 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

hiking
13 days ago

amazing walk, takes roughly 2 hours return. 45mins up to first waterfall lookout and another 45mins to top of lookout, all up hill, a few river/bridge crossings and plenty of stairs. lookout for the weekends due to heaps of people with dogs, and runners. asian tour groups who dont make room for others, and people too busy on their phones to look where their walking.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail. Good workout as it is a bit of elevation gain especially if you go all the way to the top. Once I got to the lower lookout I decided I had to make the trip to the top because it looks so amazing. Unfortunately it was pouring rain by the time I got to the top, no views to speak of as I was literally hiking in clouds on top of the mountains.

2 months ago

Rough track & practically all up hill but the sore glutes are well worth the amazing views from both the lower and upper look out! Amazing!!!

You must go to the top. Worth the effort as views are amazing !

3 months ago

Beautiful trek up, awesome views out over the Waikato

4 months ago

Beautiful trek up, many views along the way. Take plenty of sun protection.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice trail for a warm day! It winds through pretty rainforest the whole time and follows the river on occasion.
The view of the waterfall at the lookout is very impressive. As is the unusual perspective you get if you choose to walk all the way to the top. Very peaceful sunny spot for a picnic there :). Would do it again!

7 months ago

Awesome! Views out over the Waikato from the top are amazing. Took our 6 year old this one, was a challenge but she loved it. Fully recommend

7 months ago

Awesome hike worth the trek going up.

8 months ago

Very nice and easy trail with great views. You can turn at the base of the falls or climb higher to the top (plus 60-75min).

Friday, September 22, 2017

I'm from the US and did this hike a few weeks ago when a friend and I dropped our other friends off at the Hobbinton tour. It was about 30 min from there and an easy drive. Easily identifiable by signs. We only had about an hour and a half so we just hiked to the falls and back. BEAUTIFUL scenery of all kinds; water, trees, rocks, falls, etc. Just a little muddy. Easy hike for the majority until you get to closer to the falls where most of the incline is stairs. I definitely recommend if you're in the area!

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Awesome trail
But definitely on the harder steeper side

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