The return hike to the viewing platform at the base of the Wairere falls takes about an hour and a half. It is an attractive walk along a
The sight from the viewing platform is spectacular – water plunges 153 metres over the falls, before forming little streamlets that flow through moss covered rocks and ferns.
From here, the more intrepid can trek a further 30 - 45 minutes to another lookout at the top of the falls, from where there is a breath-taking view back over the valley and the Waikato plains beyond. It is about two hours from the base of the falls to this further lookout, so getting there and returning to your car will make this a rewarding full day hike.