The Motu Falls are an absolute must-see for all waterfall lovers. Across the river there is a swing bridge, which allows amazing views on the falls. Between the car park and the swing bridge, you will find a nice picnic area with tables and benches. On the other side of the river, there is the Whinray Scenic Reserve. So you can combine a visit of the Motu falls with the Whinray Scenic Reserve Track, which starts just across the swing bridge.

You will find these impressive waterfalls around 80kms north of Gisborne and around 5kms north-east of Motu. But the journey itself, leads through a picturesque landscape. Be prepared, because the last 5km you will drive on a gravel road.


The walk from the car park to the swing bridge will take around 3mins.

How to get there