Marokopa Falls


Marokopa Falls

One of the most impressive waterfalls in New Zealand, Marokopa Falls is located in Tawarau Forest, a few kilometers' drive away from the popular Waitomo Caves. Easy walk and a plenty of the world famous activities around make this waterfall just the right place to visit. It is included in New Zealand Must See Waterfalls list.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 15.682' E 174°51.039'
Parking: Te Anga Rd, Waikato
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 35m Type of the waterfall: Fan



Walking and driving instructions


Marokopa Falls is roughly a 3.5-hours' drive away from Auckland or 45-minutes' from Waitomo. The road surface is sealed.

From the SH-3 turn to the SH-37 (to Waitomo Caves) and follow Te Anga Road for the next 37km until you see 'Marokopa Falls' sign. There is a small carpark there with a couple of picnic tables (no toilets available).

An easy 15-minutes' return Marokopa Falls walk leads to the waterfall’s lower lookout and suitable for people of all abilities. Along the way to the waterfall, you can find a couple of benches where you may have a rest. There is a huge viewing platform at the end of the track which provides a spectacular view of the waterfall. Return via the same track.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


We highly recommend visiting Waitomo caves with the world famous glow worms.

Along the way to the falls don't forget to see:

All true rafting lovers will enjoy Black Water rafting in Waitomo.


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