Wairere Falls

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Wairere Falls
Wairere Falls.jpg
Wairere Falls from the viewing platform
LocationWaikato, New Zealand
Total height153m
WatercourseWairere Stream

Wairere Falls, the highest waterfall in New Zealand's North Island, plunges 153 metres (500 feet) in two steps over the Kaimai escarpment[1]

The waterfall is located between Te Aroha and Matamata. A walking track runs from the car park at the end of Goodwin Road, up the valley of the stream to a viewing platform, and thence to the top of the plateau and the crest of the falls. Once at the top one can continue onto the North South track that runs the length of the Kaimai Ranges.


  1. ^ Jock Phillips. Waterfalls - Causes of waterfalls, Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. ISBN 978-0-478-18451-8. Updated 21 September 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009.

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Coordinates: 37°44′02″S 175°52′48″E / 37.734°S 175.88°E / -37.734; 175.88