Wairere Falls Track – New Zealand

The Wairere Falls Track starts next to a dairy farm located 10 minutes from Matamata, New Zealand. This incredible 153 meter waterfall is a stunner even from the car park.

The trail leads you through beautiful bush and large boulders.  The early part of the walk is an easy stroll. Check out the massive trees!

The bridge crosses over Wairere Falls and I could not help but be in awe of the green moss-covered rocks. No filters needed for New Zealand’s natural beauty!

Continuing on with the track means tackling some stairs until eventually arriving at a fork in the path.  The left option leads to the bottom of the Wairere Falls for this view.

Wairere Falls from Amber Herden on Vimeo.

The trail on the right continues on with a steeper climb for those looking for a more challenging experience.  We chose a day following intense rain which left the trail tough at times navigating through the deep mud holes.  Once at the top, you walk along the water until arriving at the waterfall overlook.

The spectacular Waikato view stretches for miles though a bit unnerving looking directly down (especially with the strong wind gusts on this particular day).  Beautiful views though and definitely worth a trip to the top!

The view from the top of Wairere Falls!