From the carpark on Maraetotara Road, you can get to the falls by heading down the wooden stairs and following the Maraetotara Historic Walk for about 10 minutes to the base of the waterfall.
There is a great swimming hole at the base of the waterfall, so take a towel if you feel like a dip. Some people jump from the top of the falls, but it is dangerous and we would not recommend it.
If you’ve got time - walk Maraetotara Historic Walk, you won’t be disappointed! Discover the old Havelock North Power Station and beautiful surroundings. The track is easy, and kids will love it.