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Beautiful waterfall

We had a lovely afternoon at Fairy Falls. We hiked for around 40 minutes to get to the first pool... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Awesome hike!... BUT WARNING Car break ins!

Awesome 30-40 minute hike to fairy falls from the 'Scenic drive car park'. Great scenery and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Eduan K
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at Fairy Falls. We hiked for around 40 minutes to get to the first pool. We all had a swim, the water was freezing! But it was still great. Have some lovely photos and great memories from the day. Def...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Awesome 30-40 minute hike to fairy falls from the 'Scenic drive car park'. Great scenery and beautiful waterfall! However, when we got back to our vehicle our passenger window was broken. "They" had broken into our vehicle and stole 3 backpacks, my Tom Tom runners...More

1  Thank Eduan K
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

There are signs up at the carpark on Scenic Drive advising you to store all valuables out of sight in your car, and these warnings should definitely be heeded. Upon returning to the carpark after walking to the Fairy Falls we saw at least six...More

3  Thank pandapop01
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly easy walk through some really beautiful bush to the lovely waterfalls along a purpose built trail. There's a lot of stairs down to the falls which means the walk back up to your car is by far the more taxing. Two...More

Thank bhaforever
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A nice break while cruising the scenic drive. The walk down to the first fall is about 1.2km (20min on a steady pace). Elevation drops at the end so be prepared for a climb back (30+min) to the car park. The hike is surrounded by...More

Thank Arno0571
Reviewed 31 January 2018

A 30 minute drive from Auckland city and another 20 minute hike to the falls. It's almost as you get to Piha. Have to stop along the road and walk down to the falls following the track.

Thank TheKooster
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

As younger adults who have good fitness, we found the Fairy Falls walk really enjoyable. We did the circuit which was about 5km, but there's different routes that you can choose by looking at the big information sign at the start of the track. The...More

1  Thank bronniebee
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing walk, the rain forest and the scenery is simply spectacular. I will say not for all and any fitness levels, some people will find it quite taxing. There are areas which are quite an effort to cross and can be tricky, it is...More

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We walked from Scenic Drive car park to the falls and back again. This can be done in 1.5 hours if you like to stop and take lots of photos like we did. It took us 30 mins to get back from the bottom waterfall...More

1  Thank sunlover117
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Fairy falls is in the middle of Fairy falls track which connects Scenic Drive & Mountain Road in Waitakere ranges. It would probably take 1hour - 1.5 hour to get from one wnd to other. We started at the Scenic drive and the walk was...More

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