Trail Info

Trail type: Walking
Direction: One way

Walking Duration: 30 mins
30 minutes one way
Distance: 1.2 km

Fitness: Low
Walking Difficulty: Easy

Dog Friendly: No

Trout Pool Road, off SH 33
-38.0139, 176.3446 - view map

With viewing platforms that provide great views of magnificent waterfalls and white water rafters making their way down the Kaituna River, as well as geocaches and glow worms at night, there is plenty to keep kids entertained on this short, easy walk.


A well-formed bushwalk with scenic lookouts over Okere River and its spectacular waterfalls. There are numerous information panels along the track, describing the human and natural landscape. 

A wide grassy area beside the main carpark provides a good site for a picnic, public toilets are provided here as well. The trout pool is a popular fishing spot, and trout are often seen swimming gently against the current.

From the main lookout platform by Hinemoa's steps you can watch rafters and kayakers sweep over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.

Getting there

Okere Falls walking track is located 21 km from Rotorua on Trout Pool road off SH 33 (the Rotorua to Tauranga highway).

Know before you go

Dangerously strong currents and waterfalls. Please keep to the track. 

Source: Department of Conservation

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Trout Pool Road, off SH 33, -38.0139, 176.3446