Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls, Auckland: Address, Phone Number, Fairy Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Fairy Falls
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PSNZ_13
Oratia, Auckland3 contributions
Lovely Walk
Mar 2020
The track is not permanently closed. It's a beautiful walk in Aucklands Regional Park. It's temporarily closed and marked by the council to be upgraded and opened 20/21.
Written 4 February 2021
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Mrssummers6
Cambridge, UK91 contributions
Beautiful waterfall
Feb 2018 • Family
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 one to do if you are in Auckland.
Written 12 October 2018
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Eduan K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands92 contributions
Awesome hike!... BUT WARNING Car break ins!
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 watch and a mobile phone. 2 Other vehicles was also broken into (one lady's passport was stolen... suppose to fly out of NZ in 3 days.. what a hassle).
Written 15 April 2018
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Pandapop01
Edinburgh, UK22 contributions
* WARNING! Car break ins *
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 piles of glass on the ground from broken car windows, and the only remaining car in the carpark besides ours had been broken into. Luckily our car had not been targeted as we had left no personal belongings in it. As we got ready to leave, someone drove up to the carpark, slowed down to have a good look around and then sped off when he noticed the two of us sitting in our car. When we drove past the other carpark for the Fairy Falls on Mountain Road, the only car there had also been broken into with its front passenger window smashed in. It's therefore safe to assume that the thieves drive around targeting the cars in the brief periods when there is no one around. Do not leave any valuables/personal belongings on display in your car!

NB: The Fairy Falls themselves are very nice. Quite a difficult walk back to the carpark afterwards as it is all uphill and there are a lot of steps to climb. Some areas of the path are not well maintained and many of the steps are quite deep, so I do not recommend this walk for anyone with mobility problems.

Written 28 March 2018
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bhaforever
Port Moody, Canada288 contributions
Great little walk
Feb 2018 • Solo
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 key tips: take water especially when it's warmer and wear proper walking shoes as the surfaces on and around the falls are slippery. Togs and a towel for a quick dip in the pools under the falls are optional.
Written 24 March 2018
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Arno0571
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands717 contributions
Nice 1 hour walk
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 beautiful rainforest nature and at certain parts you can see Auckland in the distance. The falls are Scenic. The trail can be slippery at certain parts. There is a restroom (Dixie) . The trail is no wheelchair accessible due to stairs and elevation drop. At the start and the end visitors are urged to clean their shoes with the provided water/chemicals mixture to prevent damage to nature.

One side note! We noticed 3 piles of broken glass of car windshield on the parking lot. So hide your belongings properly.
Written 15 March 2018
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TheKooster
Auckland Central, New Zealand46 contributions
A lovely peaceful day out
Jan 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.
Written 30 January 2018
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bronniebee
South Perth, Australia38 contributions
Great afternoon!
Dec 2017 • Couples
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 walk was long enough that our legs got a good workout but not too hard. Bring your bathers/togs and a towel if you fancy a dip in the water - I walked along the stream bare-foot and enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend for a fun 2-3 hours.
Written 15 December 2017
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Anthony B
18 contributions
What a hike, absolutely incredible
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 certainly worth it however.
Written 2 August 2017
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Emma K
County Armagh, UK412 contributions
Pretty Multi Level Waterfall
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 to the car park. Getting down is the easy part, lots of steps and a river crossing at one point. It had been raining lots recently. Getting back up is harder but it's ok if you stop to catch your breath now and again. The track is muddy at the moment due to the rain but there were still a few people on the track.
Written 24 July 2017
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