Waipunga Falls

Waipunga Falls was certainly one of the more dramatic waterfalls that Julie and I came across during our initial tour of New Zealand in November 2004. In fact, we thought high enough of this…

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…

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…

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…

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…