Walking in New Zealand: Okere Falls near Rotorua


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The Okere Falls drain the Rotorua and Rotiti Lakes through a series of narrow clefts and deep pools The walkway starts close to the main highway and follows the river downstream


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Steps take you down to viewpoints overlooking the falls

As we were watching a canoe plunged down into the pool below


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Steps carved out of the rock lead down to a cave at the waters edge


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We waited with cameras at the ready - and were lucky to capture another canoe emerge from the foam


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Another canoe heading down to the next waterfall


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The banks are thick with native vegetation


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You can walk back up the road that serves this sheep farm to return to the car park