Wharepoke Falls


Wharepoke Falls

Exquisite waterfall, Wharepoke Falls, also known as Wharepuke Falls, is found on the Kerikeri River. Sadly, it’s quite often overlooked due to an extremely popular neighbor – Rainbow Falls. Really worth to visit!

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 35° 12' 50.5218" E 173° 57' 17.103"
Parking: Landing Rd, Kerikeri, Northland
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 40min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Block



Walking and driving instructions


Wharepoke Falls is roughly a 3.5-hours’ drive away from Auckland or 30-minutes from Paihia. The road surface is always sealed.

Make your own way to Kerikeri. In Kerikeri cross the Kerikeri River via Heritage Bypass and turn right into Waipapa Rd. On the first round-about turn right into Landing Rd (follow signs ‘Historic Stone Store’) and follow it for 600m until you reach a huge car park, which has toilets and fantastic picnic area with the view of the Kerikeri River.

From the parking follow an easy Kerikeri Walkway for 20 minutes until you see the waterfall. You won’t miss it. Superb spots for taking beautiful photos are available here.

Return via the same track, or follow 3-hours’ return Kerikeri River Track (Kerikeri Walkway is a part of this track) which brings you to the Rainbow Falls.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Bay of Islands is a perfect place to stay either for a night or for a week located in 30 minutes drive from Wharepoke falls. Here you may visit historic place Waitangi or watch dolphins and sometimes even Whales.


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