My guide Zachariah loaded everything into a boat and skimmed along the coast east of Papageno for a few minutes before docking at the tiny village of Naikorokoro.
A hike through the village to the waterfall is a little over a mile long with a 300-foot elevation gain. It barely reaches the moderate level, but the difficulty goes up if it’s been raining. I almost lost a shoe after stepping in some deep and squishy mud.
Once at the falls, you can jump right in the pool at the base of the first waterfall to clean and cool off. If you’re adventurous enough, follow your guide almost straight up to get to the second waterfall, which is even higher and more spectacular than the first. Again, the deep pool at the second fall is perfect for a swim.
Directions: You’ll need a guide from Papageno to boat you to the town of Naikorokoro and then lead you to the waterfalls. The cost is minimal, well worth it and a portion is donated to the village.