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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 few years.