We had some errands to do in Te Puke (te-pock-eh); shopping, having some documents printed out and getting our necessary capuccino & chai latte! Since it was a nice day we decided to explore the area a little more. We found a nearby waterfall to hike to, Raparapahoe Falls, and after having our picnic lunch in the parking area we headed down the trail, and I mean down!
We met a couple coming up the trail, huffing and puffing, then a group of young people coming up in swimsuits with towels. It was a great hike down through the woods then along a stream bank where the trail had washed out in a few places, to a steep walled bowl where the small falls spilled into a beautiful emerald green swimming hole!
As we hiked back the way we came, we could see the steep walls of the canyon on the other side of the river.