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Looked at exciting thing to do. Spoke with people there and they were having fun. Nice picnic area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cromwell, New Zealand
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We watched but we didn’t participate. We laughed a lot at people going down on kick boards... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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“boogie boards”(19 reviews)
“rock slide”(19 reviews)
“great fun”(17 reviews)
Wharekopae Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked at exciting thing to do. Spoke with people there and they were having fun. Nice picnic area to sit and view also. Good parking

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Crawf17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched but we didn’t participate. We laughed a lot at people going down on kick boards, surfboards and sometimes on their bottoms, was hilarious

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaureenL408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely recommend for a bit of fun! The rocks are very slippery so you have to pick your path carefully but once you get going it is fast!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are notices in the car park advising the water quality isn’t safe, although there were people sliding when we were there. Apparently they are working with landowners to improve the water quality. When that happens, it will be a great fun thing to do,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 323jennifer
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

The rockslide is around 60m long with a fall of about 10m into a large, deep pool at the bottom. Most people slide down on a boogie board and a steamer would also be a good idea as there are a couple of bumps that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim T
Reviewed 7 February 2019

This would be absolutely fantastic fun in good weather I am sure of it. Today we had cloud and rain, and the place was deserted. If we had fancied it and were brave enough we could have had the whole place to ourselves. However, without...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank claireling2017
Reviewed 26 January 2019

A must do! Lots of people there. Definitely take a board or air mattress. Pack a picnic and stay a while. Quite a few people just came to watch - a lot of enjoyment just looking. Don't forget the waterfall while your out there -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ANZJurgens
Reviewed 24 January 2019

A extremely fun day for the whole family. We arrived relatively early so not many people were there yet but later towards lunch quite a few more people arrived. Nevertheless evebody seems to look out for each other and make sure all get room to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Had read good reviews by others, but my husband and I were disappointed with poor condition of and access to parking area. Then after scrambling down steep, rutted path (ripped up by a quad bike) we found a couple of local family groups had set...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Kids (10 and 12 years old) loved this. I’d recommend taking an inflatable mattress or inner tube for younger kids. Boogey boards go faster and the ride is rougher but inflatables are more gentle. The hardest part was getting into the middle of the slide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kara M
26 January 2018|
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Response from KiwiSteveL | Reviewed this property |
You go pretty quick - and you can hurt or scrape yourself if you come off - so best to have some form of wet suit - but plenty of kids fly down without a problem. I only did it as i had a wetsuit on. The bigger issue at... More
31 December 2017|
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Response from 83nikk | Reviewed this property |
you should be fine, the water at the end was above my head (1.67m) but not by much & it is not a very big pool, so you can dog paddle over to the edge.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Whiteshell | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so