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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Drove to the end of of glenesk road to walk up to the falls only to find the paths taped off with notices of danger. There was no mention of when or if they will be open again, so please check with the local council...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I was very lucky to walk the Kitkite falls track in May before it got closed again due to the protection of the forest from disease. Can not wait to have the access open again

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank I180UTchristophel
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Near the falls are several walks. We did a 2 hour round trip. Very steep incline most of the way up.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GillianE164
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

It would be great if I had known it was shut as it was a long drive to the Piha area. Other than that, I understand the reason for closure with Kauri Dieback disease destroying our precious trees there. Signage was reasonably clear but could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Moana M
Reviewed 24 May 2018

I probably saw 10,000 (and I'm not exaggerating) waterfalls in NZ b/c two day-cruises were in pouring rain. And we saw many others throughout the two islands. But, Kitekite was beautiful and memorable. An easy hike too. We did about 2 hours, but you could...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank RebelTimeTraveler
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Check Auckland Council website before starting out for this track as this track (and almost all other tracks in the Waitakere Ranges are closed until further notice. When open, this is a great little track, pretty easy for young kids. Can get pretty crowded. But...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank frownertoms
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The hike says 15 mins to the top, but it's definitely more than that especially on a hot day, it's of medium-high interested intensity and culminates in having to balance as you walk on some loose logs in the water to get to the main...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ReenyL
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to go to Piha & the beach then visiting these falls is a MUST. Obviously dry season won't be as good but we went today which is early spring but the waterfalls are beautiful. Their is a car park next...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank l0rnajaneg
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

An easy walk from the stunning beach. Well sign posted path and parking. Some areas are quite slippy and need to balance over stones so not grew at for extremes of age.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Elliot W
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I left my partner to plot this in sat nav..to find there are multiple places u can start the walk. Was a little confused how no other cars and not much room to park..should have known then...we parked above waterfall and had a half hr...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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10 July 2018|
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Response from Moana M | Reviewed this property |
Unsure - but I am guessing a long time as the trees currently have Kauri Dieback Disease & it did not look healthy.
23 February 2018|
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Response from Balladeer1248 | Reviewed this property |
These falls are now closed. The Auckland Council has finally responded to calls regarding the Kauri Die-Back disease and all or most of the tracks in the Waitakeres will be closed. I'm sorry you've missed out for at least a... More
14 January 2016|
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Response from Balladeer1248 | Reviewed this property |
No longer possible to go there, sorry. The Waitakere ranges have been closed because of the Kauri Die-Back disease.