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Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
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All reviews walking track short walk from the car park water flowing nice waterfall horseshoe shape worth a stop heavy rain bush walk great walk waitangi river treaty grounds bird life mangroves chickens rainfall bridge kayak
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was easy to get too but it was just a little waterfall it did have car park and the chooks in the car park were cute

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maree H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seems access is only through private property. Falls as falls go were not great, but I took a picture (from afar) to say I had been.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank petern156
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We biked there which took ages. The falls themselves were nice but a bit underwhelming in size and rushing of water. It’s nice but I wouldn’t call it a ‘must do’

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnGeLe2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful falls in a picturesque location. If coming from Paihia, you can make a pleasant circular journey, walking or cycling along the scenic but hilly Kerikeri Road and then turning off to the Falls, then going back to Paihia via the Waitangi Treaty grounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to Haruru Falls. The hike is about 5 km (3 miles) one way. It is a relatively flat trail through forest which includes an interesting raised boardwalk through mangroves. The Falls themselves are pretty but not mind-blowing --...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eegswiddit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice change of scenery & only 5 -10 mins away from Centre of Paihia. Plenty of water flowing under the bridge today to spill over the rocks to make a nice waterfall. Cascades down the short slope, sounds lovely as it rushes & gurgles away....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely much nicer falls to visit in the Summer. Easy to access and a little busy. It was a bit small and seemed a bit smelly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarcusT101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see in the summer as the river is so calm above the falls that families were just strolling about. Easily acessible within a short distance of the town

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First a short drive from Paihia. You could spend more time by the falls, but id you are time poor and want to maximize your sightseeing adventures a quick pit stop wil get you some neat picks

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank josephinew815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy short stop on way in or out of town. Good photo opportunity and plenty of parking space for normal days

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark N
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27 January 2018|
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Response from BJBosson | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe you can. Really small car park. Campground round corner.
27 January 2018|
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Response from Ian-Down-Under | Reviewed this property |
No overnight camping at the car park that I could see when visited last week. There is the Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground on Puketona Road, perhaps look up their website if you’re still interested in a paid camp site...
5 June 2016|
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Response from LifesToShort-Enjoy | Reviewed this property |
Private car, well signposted and literally just off the main road.