Rere Rock Slide Waterfall


Rere Rock Slide Waterfall

Reached by a 30-minutes’ drive from Gisborne, Rere Rock Slide is a 60m rock where you can slide down a hill on a piece of cardboard or any replacement. This place is full of fun for you and your kids!

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 32' 20.7744" E 177° 35' 22.6608"
Parking: Wharekopae Rd, Rere
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cataract



Walking and driving instructions


Rere Rock Slide 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 see Rere Falls car park (on your left). Continue on to the main road for 2 more km until you reach Rock Slide car park (on your right). There are picnic tables and toilets available there.

From the parking walk downhill for 1 minutes to reach the top of the rock slide. From here, either slide down on a boogie board/inflatable mattress/inner tube, or continue on to walk downhill for 5 minutes to reach the slide' base. Return via the same track. The rock is always slippery, so take extra care!

This place is full of fun for people of all ages. Just don’t forget a towel and something like a piece of cardboard (any sort of replacement would be fine). Be careful and supervise the children!

Among the locals and tourists it’s a very popular place, hence, if you wish to take photos without people, then we would recommend arriving there early morning or late evening and preferable in the winter time. However, the best photos are taken when there are people sliding down the rock.

Also, don’t forget to visit charming Rere Falls on the way to/from the rock slide.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


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.


Photo Gallery