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Hidden gem

It's away from civilization, and parking's limited, but it's not usually that busy, so it's worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
exile66
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Hidden Falls

small parking on side of road with a walk thru the forest for about 10mins to reach falls. Beware... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
rabble1
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Melbourne, Australia
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Maraetotara Road | Old Havelock North Power Station, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

It's away from civilization, and parking's limited, but it's not usually that busy, so it's worth a try. Beautiful riverside walk in the wooded valley, attractive falls, and swimming holes for those hot, hot, Hawke's Bay summer days. The site is pretty easy to access,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank exile66
Reviewed 28 August 2018

small parking on side of road with a walk thru the forest for about 10mins to reach falls. Beware there have been a few car breakins whilst people have been walking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rabble1
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I thought it would be a longer walk into the falls, but very short from the road side. Even though it was a gorgeous day and the falls were very picturesque, going in the wintertime I feel doesn’t really capture what I can imagine the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is a great spot - off the beaten track but not too far from town. It was once filled with locals who would come and go during the day, but on my last few visits its filled with tourists. Many just there to take...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

In summer, it's so fun going here with friends to escape the heat. It's also fun jumping off the waterfall and swinging off the rope swing!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JuliaL4742
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit. We went swimming which was freezing but we'll worth the fresh dip in the clear water. People were jumping from the rope swing and off the rocks. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Katie C
Reviewed 27 February 2018

walk was easy until we got to the swimming hole and falls then it was a bit of a challenge to get near the water if you were not all that physically capable (like me) water was nice and crisp which on a hot day...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank janetwilcu
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went on a drizzly day so no one else there. Water was stunning and clear. Lovely scenery well worth a visit. Half hour from Havelock North

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We heard about this place through Trip Advisor and thought we'd check it out on our way back down towards Wellington. We are so glad we did! What an absolute gem and slice of paradise it is! The water is crystal clear. It is just...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DebsH200
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Bit of a drive out there but well and truly worth it!! If you like beautiful, lush scenery and crystal clear water... waterfalls and great swimming holes - it's perfect for you! Take togs and a towel... we didn't think we'd want to swim but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DebsH200
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