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It's one thing to slide down a grassy hill on a piece of cardboard (remember that as a kid?), whooping with excitement as your corrugated ride gathers bouncing momentum. But it's another to slide at high speed down 60 metres of rock.
However, this isn’t just any rock face — it's not a craggy shard of menacing dimensions that should be left to abseilers. Rather, it's a wild ride made smooth by a coating of constantly running water.
Located approximately 50 kilometres from Gisborne on the Wharekopae Road — heading toward Eastwoodhill Arboretum — this natural rock slide is a part of the Wharekopae River.
Most age groups could give this rock slide a go, however, a little care is suggested. So is using a boogie board, inflatable mattress or inner tube to replace the traditional cardboard vehicle.
Just one word of warning — don't mistake the Rere Falls for the rock slide! It may look like a gush of water that begs conquering, but these falls are better captured via photography. You'll also find a great swimming hole and picnic area here.
And if Rere Waterfall remains too compelling to ignore, you could always try walking around its cascading curtain to slide from the rocks behind into the water below.