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Kitekite Falls

Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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“piha beach” (12 reviews)
“swimming hole” (4 reviews)
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Piha, Auckland, New Zealand
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"piha beach"
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"swimming hole"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 7 reviews
"glen esk"
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"easy track"
in 3 reviews
"moderate walk"
in 2 reviews
"moderate pace"
in 2 reviews
"suitable footwear"
in 2 reviews
"an easy minute walk"
in 2 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 2 reviews
"great waterfall"
in 2 reviews
"long drop"
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"early spring"
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"native bush"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful fall"
in 3 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 2 reviews
"uphill sections"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Gillian E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Moana M
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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

Thank RebelTimeTraveler
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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

1  Thank frownertoms
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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

Thank ReenyL
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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

Thank Lorna Jane G
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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.

Thank Elliot W
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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

Thank Faye J
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Took a long track as google gave us a different start location. Weren’t quite prepared. Got through it. Amazing falls. Too cold for a swim but on a nice day it would be magical.

Thank chelahmert
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit just stunning, walk from car park to bottom of falls relatively easy, walk from bottom of falls to top of falls a lot more difficult. DONT forget to clean your shoes at cleaning stations on entire and exit, to help reduce...More

1  Thank krystal p
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Jonathan T
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.
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Jess L
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
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kiwi_choccie_11
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.
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