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Absolutely stunning views and worth it..we took around 30minutes to reach the fall and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Havelock North, New Zealand
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easy walk up to this waterfall. its a long drive on gravel road but its definitely worth the trouble

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Napier, New Zealand
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Heays Access Road, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views and worth it..we took around 30minutes to reach the fall and it was amazing...suitable for young kids as the track is not that steep/narrow.. swim is a must if you can handle cold water..we spend almost half a day at the waterfall

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

easy walk up to this waterfall. its a long drive on gravel road but its definitely worth the trouble

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank katielumsden97
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Do not attempt to do this walk if your mobility is impaired. If you enjoy walking it is a lovely 45 minute walk along undulating paths. Can get very crowded at the falls and seating is limited.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank WendyF2010
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great walk very spectacular. Once you get there you can swim in the pool. The walk is not too long or too steep jystbaverage fitness required.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Karyn N
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Weather wasn’t great that day however it was a beautiful walk, not tough at all and the falls were spectacular! Would recommend a visit and would go again!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Travel759649
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great walk take about 45mins to 1hour very uneven but a hidden treasure when you arrive . There is a picnic table right at the base of the falls for a packed lunch

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank helenjones1972
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The walk in to Shine Falls is relatively easy and children as young as 4 or 5 should manage it. It takes 45 - 60 mins to get there and is worth it. There's not much of a grassy area but plenty of room on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank sandyross2017
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful falls. If you are fit it’ll only take around 35 minutes to reach. Pack some water and fruit, sit on the rocks once you reach the falls and relax!

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank 112WendyH
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A great choice for a good walk through well formed paths in shade(!).Great views of the falls at end of track.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

There is a wow factor to these falls and it's a must do if you are in the region. An hours drive from Napier and approx 5km down gravel road, there is a car park, picnic benches and a long drop toilet. It took us...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank carriem41743
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Cynthia N
27 August 2018|
Response from Mobile773078 |
maybe you can rent a taxi but better to rent a car instead. You can search through gps.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Karlosdajackel | Reviewed this property |
All depends on upriver rain and flows. But seeing as middle of winter I'd say yes!!!