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Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
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All reviews short walk from the car park walking track water flowing nice waterfall horseshoe shape heavy rain worth a stop bush walk nice walk waitangi river treaty grounds bird life mangroves chickens kayak path 5km
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove over to the sight with friends. It was fun to walk out and over the falls head waters. It was a beautiful walk, but not accessible from our car park for those with mobility issues. Lots of wild chickens to greet you at the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice waterfall close to Paihia,parking close by,if you have time and energy a better option would be to rent a kaiyack and paddle there,there is a much better waterfall in kerikeri

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brett F
Reviewed 6 days ago

It costs nothing to visit here, so expect a lot of people. If you like waterfalls, visit this one. Not the largest, but impressive. Kayakers have a really good view. If you are at the top of the falls on the rocks surrounding the falls,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tlahuele
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used coastal kayakers to kayak up the river to the fall which was fun as you could get right up into the falls but they aren’t anything that special and definitely wouldn’t have been worth the unscenic walk to them. So my advice would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ismay20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the way back from Paihia, and decided to take a look. The falls, whilst quite impressive, don't compare with many of the ones that we saw on the South Island, but still worth a detour. There were a few people in kayaks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the car and parked at the falls and then walked down river for a few miles. This is an easy hike and very pretty. I highly recommend it if you are not looking very strenuous I hiking experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Djrober
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 5km each way walk from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The first 2km is quite uninteresting but once you reach the bridge and the boardwalk through the mangroves it’s far more scenic. Wear decent shoes because the track is rough in places including tree...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eileen0101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls wasn't really that impressive in person for us compared to in pictures. For the falls to be at full size/width, I read that it happens after the area has some rain.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank S7144PPgaryt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a part of New Zealand that you must not miss. If you like history or just stunning scenery this is the place for you. You can tell I like it, I have been here several times and want to come again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PeterL7618
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very Small water fall so not worth it if you are only going there to look at it. But the lake around it is nice to kayak in.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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-Down-Under | 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.