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Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 27 341 5012
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All reviews short walk from the car park water flowing nice waterfall walking track horseshoe shape heavy rain worth a stop bush walk great walk waitangi river treaty grounds bird life mangroves chooks rainfall path kayak
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Reviewed today

Have visited these falls a few times over the years and they always fascinate - restful but energising. The last time we visited we approached through the bush and the environment around the falls is what makes it so special. The air feels so fresh...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These falls are a nice stopping off point on the road coming in or out of Piahia. They are not big by any means, but just nice.. There is a 5k walk to the treaty grounds from here which I did not do. If you...More

Thank Dave9960
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the most amazing falls so don't get your hopes up, but a decent place for quick rest stop or a break at the end of the walk up from the mouth of the river to it

Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot to visit and the 5km walk back to Waitangi was really pretty following the river and crossing a mangrove swamp. Lots of bird life!

Thank Vanessa2461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the pretty Haruru Falls walk 5 kms along an easy track through native forest and over wetlands to Waitangi museum grounds. Shady path with views of estuary and shags nesting in nearby trees. Walk all or part according to stamina but suitable for all...More

Thank Kiwigourmet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the carpark only a few metres to the falls. They are quite pretty and one of those things you better visit or you don’t know if you are missing something. I would imagine the walk to the falls from the Treaty House end would...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bush walk/trek that has a great view at the end. At night the falls glow with algae which is impressive.

Thank kazjacko47
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We did the bush walk this time starting across the road from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and finishing at the Haruru Falls. We then walked beside the roadway to get back into Paihia. The round trip was about 10km. The falls were just as lovely...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 11 October 2018

There are plenty of more exciting falls to see in NZ, but these are pretty and it is such a short walk from the car park to the view. There is also an optional walk through the Mangroves.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Haruru falls is impressive and has a good lookout for people to rest and grab a bite. The area is a Kiwi Zone so no dogs are allowed there. However we were not lucky enough to spot any kiwi wandering :( . The kids...More

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27 January 2018|
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Response from BJBosson | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe you can. Really small car park. Campground round corner.
27 January 2018|
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Response from Ian L | Reviewed this property |
No overnight camping at the car park that I could see when visited last week. There is the Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground on Puketona Road, perhaps look up their website if you’re still interested in a paid camp site...
5 June 2016|
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Response from LifesToShort-Enjoy | Reviewed this property |
Private car, well signposted and literally just off the main road.