People looking out at Okere Falls
Image: Crave Photography | ©


Follow the Okere River as is cascades between narrow, steep ravines to enter the tranquil waters of Trout Pool.
  • View the remains of one of New Zealand’s first hydroelectric power stations.
  • Decend Hinemoa’s steps to reach Tutea’s cave and get close to the waterfalls.
  • Try to spot trout swimming against the current in Trout Pool.

Get ready

Download the Okere Falls adventure map (PDF, 1,996K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Okere Falls is about 21 km north of Rotorua. Follow SH 30, which leads into SH 33 and turn into Trout Pool Road,

Claim your reward

Tell us the Okere Falls code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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