Known as both the Kaituna Falls and Trout Pool Falls, this waterfall is one of three along the Kaituna River, near Rotorua (the others being the Okere Falls, and Tutea Falls). This section of the Kaituna River is popular with rafters and kayakers, due to the number of rapids and waterfalls. The term “kaituna” translates to “eat eels”, with the river having been an important source of food for the Maori people.
Getting to Kaituna Falls
The carpark for this waterfall is located 21km from Rotorua at the end of Trout Pool Road (off the SH 33).
It’s only a 2min walk to the viewing platform for this waterfall; the Okere Falls walking track is a 2.1km loop (allow an hour) which passes all three waterfalls.
- DOC – Okere Falls Track