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Kaiate Falls

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Address: Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Spectacular falls

A very easy walk to get to the falls, it had been raining so the falls were in full flow. The tracks were easy to follow but slippery in some areas so good walking boots or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Jenine18
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very easy walk to get to the falls, it had been raining so the falls were in full flow. The tracks were easy to follow but slippery in some areas so good walking boots or sneakers are a must. Unfortunately it was too cold to swim but would be amazing on a hot summers day. Very pretty scenery and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from Tauranga and is signposted from Welcome Bay. The falls are a highlight of this forest scenic reserve. There are various walking tracks to choose. The water tumbles down a ravine is a series of cascades and there is a swimming hole at the bottom. This... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I visited the falls this morning. It was grey and overcast but still enjoyable and better for getting photographs. Need to be careful of the slippery steps and rocks when wet.

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Thank 155richard81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Each waterfall just keeps getting better and better, unfortunately it is not recommended to go swimming.

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Bit hard to get to. Both ourselves and some other travellers we ran into had a bit of trouble finding it. Was a nice walk. Only about half an hour and made for a couple of good photos. According to the sign, you can't swim there though.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

First path leads to this falls which is nice and calm. -We climbed to the top of it and the water was very clear -If you keep following the path there is another falls that you can swim in.. there are rocks to jump off of and a rope swing - lots of people there swimming! -Bring your towel -No... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Good close to town waterfalls. Do the complete loop hike (20 minutes) as the lower falls are nice and in a tropical setting. Walkways could be maintained a bit better, but fine for typical fitness levels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I love natural falls, and Kaiate is wonderful. It had rained a lot recently, so plenty of water, spectacular! Had to take off shoes and socks to cross the Bridge at one point, but not usually. Fab way to spend an hour or so...worth the drive out. Come back to Tauranga via Welcome Bay.

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Kaiate falls are always worth a visit any time of the year but an excellent spot for a picnic in summer. We have been there many times in our 26 years in Tauranga and always enjoy the trip

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. The rain made it alittle slippery, but that made the falls even better. Well worth the visit!

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