The easy 20 minute return Marokopa Falls walk passes through a native forest of tawa trees and tropical-looking nikau palms to reach the viewing platform for the falls.
Piripiri Cave Walk
A short drive from Mangapohue Natural Bridge is the Piripiri Cave Walk. Take a torch and explore one of the few free caves in the Waitomo region. This five-minute saunter through native forest goes past impressive limestone outcrops and is family friendly. More info
Another short walk in the Waitomo region is Ruakuri Walk which takes you through Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, a place of strong cultural significance for Māori. The walk wends its way through native forest, past limestone outcrops and small caves that can be explored.
Waitanguru Falls Walk
The pretty tiered Waitanguru Falls are secreted away in native forest off Mangaotaki Road to the west of Piopio. The walk from the roadside to the viewing platform is an easy one of 15 minutes roundtrip; there are some steps along the way.