Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Northland Region / Bay of Islands / Kerikeri / Rainbow Falls
One of the area's most popular photo opportunities, picturesque Rainbow Falls cascade over hard basalt rock into a shimmering pool. The 27 m (88.6 ft) fall is just a short walk away from the parking lot, but you can extend your visit with a number of longer scenic walks starting from this point. Bring a bathing suit along so you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters below. If the sun is shining, you'll see how the waterfall got its name. By using our Kerikeri trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Rainbow Falls and other attractions in Kerikeri.
Tours To Rainbow Falls
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Duration: 270 to 390 minutes
Rainbow Falls Reviews
One of the prettiest waterfalls in the area and a good place for teenagers to adults to swim in summer. I wouldn't say it was suitable for small children at all, a bit more adventurous than that but..... more »
Easy to visit with parking close to the falls and river walk.Beautiful bush walk will take you to the stone store about 4ks. more »
Our family love coming here. We do the walk from the stone store to the falls often and always enjoy it. Great swimming spots along the way. So many special spots along the walk.
A must do when visiting Kerikeri. Amazing waterfall(s) and brisk, beautiful stream. Cool, shady bush walk with native bush all around. Do not miss this. It’s one of the most walked tracks in NZ, but never very crowded at all.
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