Okere Falls

Only 20 minutes from Rotorua CBD, there’s a little pocket of nature with water to wow at.

A pristine slice of New Zealand’s Kaituna River, Okere Falls is home to beautiful scenic lookouts and family fun. Lace up your walking shoes and hit the Okere Falls track, an easy and well-worn trail with awesome views of the river. Once you get to the falls, lose the shoes for a dip in the shallows, get a kayak out into the rapids or crack open a picnic basket with the kids. There’s much to see and much to love about Okere Falls, a slice of nature that strikes the perfect balance between “untouched” and “still has public toilets.”