Walking & Hiking Trails

Marokopa Falls Waitomo

Marokopa viewing platform closed. The track and viewing area are still accessible.

Marokopa Falls, Waitomo, New Zealand

Along the drive from Waitomo Village towards Marokopa are a variety of short walks including the Marokopa Falls Walk.

The easy 20 minute return walk passes through native tawa and nikau forest to reach the viewing platform for the falls.

The falls divides the Marokopa River into two fisheries, providing popular trout fishing spots along the river.

At 35m high, the Marokopa falls are said to be one of the most beautiful in the country and are well worth a visit.

Marokopa Falls walk details:

  • Time: 20 minutes return
  • Distance: 600m return
  • Getting there: Signposted along Te Anga Road, beyond Waitomo Village, heading towards Marokopa
  • More info: www.doc.govt.nz
  • Please Note: Many of the walking trails in the Waikato region do not allow dogs. Hamilton & Waikato Tourism recommend checking with the Department of Conservation before taking your dog on any of the trails in the region.