Taupo District Council

Rere Falls


Rere has a picturesque waterfall, a great swimming hole and picnic area. The Rere Falls is where the Wharekopae River transforms from a slow moving body of water to an incredible cascade more than 20 metres wide and 10 metres tall.    Located 15 min drive past Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the Rere Falls is a perfect swimming and picnic spot or just sit and experience the natural beauty of this place. 

Natural forces have conspired to create an epic and truly unique experience in the Gisborne countryside at Rere that attracts thousands of local and visiting thrill seekers each summer.  The Rere Rock Slide is 60 metres of sheer exhilaration as the waters of the Wharekopae River race down a giant slab of moss-covered sandstone into a naturally-formed freshwater pool. 

Most age groups could give this rock slide a go, you can go down bare, or hire an inflatable boogie board and wetsuit from the Gisborne i-SITE  www.gisbornenz.com or 06 868 6139.

Image Courtesy of Tourism Eastland