Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Wairere Falls

Matamata, Waikato

Submitted by Emma Dryland

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 58 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Run Makeup


Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +17.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.2%


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The track follows the river and gently winds its way up. It climbs more steeply before reaching the a view point at about 2.5 km where you can see the waterfall. Continue up another 1 km until you reach the river again and a track intersection. Turn left to the to reach the upper look out (200m). Come back down the same way.

Wairere Falls is a 153m waterfall. The track climbs up to the top of the falls, with a viewpoint half way.

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There is room for parking at the end of the road. There are also toilets a hundred meters along the track.

15 km

14 minutes




Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

Pack your own.

Wairere falls is a bit of attraction so the track can be busy at times.

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel
18 Somerville Rd, Okoroire
Natural hot springs

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Trail Reviews

Really beautiful and fun trail. Super muddy at the moment and more traffic than Auckland on a Friday night if you head up during the day in the weekend.

Kelly Davenport

January 15, 2023

Great view from the top!

Rob Holm

December 26, 2021

Stunning bush, stream & waterfall. Very busy on weekends, if you are thinking of trying for a fast time.

Glen Brownlee

September 12, 2021

Epic! Great for a beginner like me to get confidence on :)

Juliet Iremonger

August 16, 2020

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