VIDEO: Rere Falls Natural Rock Water Slide

April 28th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

Rere Falls is a naturally formed rock water slide located about 50 min. from Gisborne.  The Wharekopae river flows down a rock face and into a nice swimming hole at the bottom.  You can use tubes, boogie boards or anything else you can get your hands on to slide down.  If you’re feeling brave you can simply slide down with nothing at all, but you may get a few bruises along the way.   The water can be pretty cold, so a wetsuit is advised if you have one.  If you arrive unprepared, like we did, don’t be afraid to ask others sliding down if you can borrow their board/tube for a ride.  Most are more than willing to watch you plunge into the cold pool at the bottom!