Rere Falls


Rere Falls

One of the most charming waterfalls in New Zealand, Rere Falls, surrounded by farmland, is located on the Wharekopae River. The waterfall is accompanied by a perfect picnic area and has a fantastic swimming pool near the falls.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 32' 14.1684" E 177° 36' 33.8034"
Parking: Wharekopae Rd, Rere
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Block



Walking and driving instructions


Rere Falls is roughly a 3-hours drive away from Napier or 45-minutes from Gisborne. The road surface is always sealed.

From Gisborne take SH 35 westbound, turn right onto Wharekopae Rd and follow it for 30-minutes until you reach Rere Falls car park with toilets and a very nice picnic area.

It's just 1-minute easy walk to reach the waterfall's base, although the waterfall may be seen even from the carpark.

This waterfall was rated by our family as the most charming New Zealand waterfall.

Cycling options: Rere Falls Trail (Grade 3; 1-3 days; 103 km). The trail joins the Motu Trail to provide the ideal cycle link between Gisborne and Bay of Plenty.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Follow Wharekopae Rd for the next 11 kilometers to reach Rere Rock Slide carpark.

Gisborne is lucky enough to occupy a beautiful and remote part of New Zealand. Its isolation perched out on the most easterly edge of the country has shaped the town and its charming coastal character.


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