Papakorito Falls

Papakorito Falls was the last of the waterfalls that we saw while making the long drive through Te Urewera National Park between Rotorua and Wairoa. This particular waterfall was attractively…

Te Reinga Falls

Te Reinga Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I had to do a little bit of an unofficial scramble to even get the partial view you see at the top of this page. Despite the fact that this waterfall…

Shine Falls

Shine Falls was one of the off-the-beaten-track waterfalls that Julie and I went looking for as we made the drive between Wairoa and Napier in the drier Hawke’s Bay Region of New Zealand. We…

Totarapapa Falls

Totarapapa Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I completely stumbled upon as we were driving from Rotorua to Wairoa through the rugged Te Urewera National Park. Indeed, if it wasn’t for a signpost…

Te Wairoa Falls

Te Wairoa Falls (also called Wairere Falls) was our waterfalling excuse to check out the tragic Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Like the ancient Roman city of Pompeii being buried by the pyroclastic…

Kakahi Falls

Kakahi Falls was our waterfalling excuse to check out the Hell’s Gate Thermal Reserva and Spa. What made this waterfall different from most of the others we had seen was that it was said to be the…

Tarawera Falls

Julie and I made it a point to visit Tarawera Falls after coming across pictures of it during our pre-trip research. What lured us in was the unusual characteristic of a waterfall seemingly…

McLaren Falls and “Marshall Falls”

McLaren Falls and “Marshall Falls” were two different waterfalls in close proximity to each other that I’m focusing on for this page. The latter resided in the McLaren Falls park while ironically…

Kaiate Falls (Te Rerekawau)

Kaiate Falls (also refered to by its Maori name “Te Rerekawau” or “Te Rere Kawau” as well as Te Rerekawau Falls) was actually a pair of impressive waterfalls with one being a three-tiered upper…

Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls was probably one of my favourite North Island waterfalls. The falls made two dramatic leaps that we could see even from the Old Te Aroha Rd several kilometres away. We were able to…

Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls (also called Wentworth Valley Falls) was one of the taller I happened to encounter while touring the Coromandel area. It was said to be 50m tall, which was comprised of two angled…

Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls was a short stopover that was essentially our waterfalling excuse to explore the Bay of Islands at Paihia. The waterfall spanned the Waitangi River so it was much wider (maybe 15m)…

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls was a very nice waterfall that eerily reminded me of how Whangarei Falls looked, which we had seen just the day before seeing this one. Not only did they look the same, they had…

Waiotemarama Falls

Waiotemarama Falls (meaning “water of the moon” in Maori) was a petit 5m waterfall that provided Julie and I a very serene experience on its short bush walk. So we didn’t have to do the entire…

Piroa Falls

Piroa Falls was the first waterfall that Julie and I visited in New Zealand. We made the visit as part of a detour to the Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve as we were making the drive north from Auckland…

Whangarei Falls

Whangarei Falls (pronounced “FAHNG-uh-ray”) was a pleasing 26m rectangular waterfall that we visited while we were staying nearby in the maritime city of Whangarei. The operative word with this…

Papenoo Valley Waterfalls

The Papenoo Valley Waterfalls page is where I’m placing the handful of waterfalls we managed to see while on a 4×4 tour through the heart of Tahiti Nui. The three named waterfalls (or at least…

Vaimahutu Falls (Faarumai Waterfall)

Vaimahutu Falls is one of three Faarumai Waterfalls in the northeast part of Tahiti Nui. There are many ways to visit this waterfall and it’s a trade-off between…

“Putoa Falls” (Afareaitu Waterfall)

“Putoa Falls” is a name I’ve made up based on the naming of the stream it’s on (i.e. the Putoa Stream) according to our 2002 LP book. Previously, I had mistakenly thought this waterfall was on the…