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Address: Scenic Drive | Henderson Valley, New Zealand

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If you like steps then you will like this walk

The first part of the walk was an easy bush walk but then came the steps. Lots of steep and, after a rainy day, slippery steps going down to the bottom of the waterfall. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Marianne V
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend took me to Fairy Falls for a scenic hike. It was a little drizzly but not cold but the weather didn't really matter and you are under tropical cover much of the time. The hike took 1.5 to 2 hours there and back. There is parking. First half is all downhill and there are slot of steps all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The first part of the walk was an easy bush walk but then came the steps. Lots of steep and, after a rainy day, slippery steps going down to the bottom of the waterfall. The way up was very painful (a good workout though), especially for my husband who was carrying our 8 month old daughter in the baby bjorn.... More 

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Thank Marianne V
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We parked off Mountain Road and took the track that leads to the base of the falls. The falls go up several levels, getting more impressive as you climb. The stairs up the falls are the hardest - the rest of the track is fairly easy and it is well maintained. There are a few Kauri along the walk and... More 

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Thank JeffroNZ
Sandringham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

A very enjoyable Valentines Day walk with the family. A 40 minute drive from Auckland City on a windy road but beautiful views to the city. Most of the walk is under foliage cover providing great protection from the sun and heat. A good gravel track with many wooden steps make the track easy to descend to the series of... More 

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Thank R W
Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenic hike ... Follow directions on Google to find. There are a few different walks around but we took the quickest route in and out and only took us approximately 1hr 15mins. The walk in is easy with LOTS of steps which does make the trek out a lot harder but well worth it. The Falls are beautiful.

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Thank Josh F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The walk down to the falls were pretty and not too long, about 40 mins. The falls itself were smaller (as it is summer)but sill quite beautiful, and the rain forest made for a wonderful backdrop. The walk back up was exhorting and tough, and took about 45min. It is a pretty steep walk, and required proper shoes! But very... More 

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Thank ArinaRice
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely falls and totally worth the trek. Wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for mud! It's as steep as they say.

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Thank Natalie N
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Absolutely amazing - and easy to miss...find the place on a map and walk all the way to the end..,bring good shoes and comfy clothing for the hike back!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

It's a good 2 hour walk with lots of steps so if u go please be sure that u have a good footwear. Also it has 2 entrances so please make sure u know where u have parked ur car, one of them is mountain road the other is scenic drive coz we had a couple of people who were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Falls are OK; not the best in the area but quite nice BUT ignore all reviewers who say it is a short, easy walk! It is 45 minutes each way, muddy in places and with a small stream to ford - and has a huge drop down into the valley and a very tough climb up, using many sets of... More 

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