Waiotemarama Companion Falls

 

Waiotemarama Companion Falls

A charming, unofficially named, Waiotemarama Companion Falls is found in Waima Forest, along the Waiotemarama Waterfall Loop Walk. Quite often overlooked because of the most popular neighbor Waiotemarama Falls.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 35° 31' 57.4032" E 173° 26' 20.6736"
Parking: Waiotemarama Gorge Road, Waimamaku, Northland
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:6 km of Gravel Road Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Segmented

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

Waiotemarama Companion Falls is roughly a 15 minutes' drive away from Opononi or 2-2.5 hours' from Whangarei. The road surface is sealed, except for the last 6 km which is a gravel road.

From Opononi head east on the SH-12 for 2.5 km, then turn right into Waiotemarama Gorge Road which is a gravel one and follow it for the next 6.3 km until you reach a car park (on your left and has a DOC sign). There are no facilities there.

Waiotemarama Waterfall Loop Walk starts from the parking and leads to Waiotemarama Falls. A couple of minutes after starting the walk you'll see a small waterfall on the left-hand side, just before a bridge. Turn left to an unofficial track leading to the base of the waterfall and enjoy.

Continue the walk for 15 more minutes, and you will reach Waiotemarama Falls.

Note: this waterfall is located on a private land. Please contact Waiotemarama Falls Lodge if you want to visit the waterfall.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

Apart from the walk described above you can do Hauturu Highpoint Track as well.

There are heaps of activities/places you can do/see there:

  • There are an enormous number of perfect views of Hokianga Harbor from Opononi
  • A scenic boat cruise around the beautiful Hokianga Harbour.
  • Tāne Mahuta is a giant kauri tree and many others huge kauri trees.

 


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