Kitekite Falls
Kitekite Falls
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Etzammata G
Onehunga, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The pathway was very well made I had no trouble at all navigating the paths!
The waterfall was really nice, and the views were splendid!
Written 28 January 2024
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Pete C
Adelaide, Australia524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Well made paths and board walks provide a smooth walk into the falls. Spectacular forest and falls views. You can swim in pools at the top and base. Nice picnic are with a BBQ at the base.
Written 23 January 2023
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Patricia C
Houston, TX124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Kitekite is a relatively easily track that leads to a lovely waterfall. The path is clearly marked and easy to follow. When we hiked, it was rather busy, which means you have to share the views with a lot of other people. Also, this track crosses the water, which means you have to jump across some rocks in order to get from one side to the other. If the rocks are slippery and you're not a particularly tall person, this can be troublesome. We watched one person slip and fall into the water. I recommend trekking poles just for safety's sake. Once at the falls, we watched quite a few people explore OFF the path beside the falls and held our breath that no one would take a nasty fall. Still, it was a lovely place to visit. Take your swimsuit if you'd like to enjoy a cool dip.
Written 9 January 2023
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Mel
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Great walking track. Was quite busy, as expected.

Would love to go back with family and friends and go for a swim next time.
Written 2 January 2023
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Nethway
Hobart, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great walk steep in places but well worth it. Pleasant forest along the whole route, beautiful pool of water beneath the waterfall
Written 28 June 2022
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ST
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Recently re-opened after upgrade to protect from Kauri Dieback disease. Beautiful bush walk with boardwalks and solid steps (quite a few) up to the top of the waterfall, some drop off areas that would need supervision for young children. Possibly easier to approach from left side and exit out on right side track (loop) when looking at waterfall (due to small rocky area to climb would be easier up them down for some).
Mostly clear water with nice hue and lovely waterfall. Swimming still looks popular.
It almost felt surreal in parts as if boulders and palms were placed just in the right spots.
Written 10 April 2022
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Camda
Wellington, New Zealand770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely easy walk in the NZ Bush. Well laid out with well kept tracks. Only an hour return so easy for a family to do. Lots of bird life and native fauna
Written 12 August 2021
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APlovestotravel
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Lovely bush walk through native forest, to this sweet little hidden waterfall, water is lovely and fresh, small area, not ideal for family picnic set up or anything, maybe a quick dip, but imagine it gets busy in summer, best during the cooler months. Bushwalk is good for all fitness levels, but is long and best to stick to the right hand path as the left will take you up vertical stairs.
Written 10 March 2021
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Jonathan T
Howick, New Zealand104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Besides the walk, the drive is enjoyable. If driving from Auckland, stop at Elevation Cafe. It has great views and good pizza.

The Kitekite falls walk/hike has been closed for a while but it is open and there is some fantastically maintained walkways. The walk is quite easy and dog friendly it appears (we saw quite a number of dogs on leashes, not sure what the actual rules are). It’s a fun and safe walk for the whole family. Not very complex at all. There is a toilet at the start. Please make sure to use the shoe cleaning station at the start and finish to ensure these tracks remain open and the trees are not harmed.

The walk to the top it’s a little steeper but also very well maintained with steps all the way.

Be careful at the top. Even though I think this is one of the safest hikes, people have died there by making it dangerous for themselves.

DEFINITELY take something to swim in the water and under the falls regardless of the weather. It’s part of the experience.
Written 4 July 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand20,172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had a morning to walk to the falls. After going through the wash station, we walked on the tracks to the base of the waterfall. There were a few viewpoints on the way there looking over the waterfall. The bushwalk to the falls is quite nice and relaxing. The base has a pool at the bottom and it was quite crowded.
Once there we decided to walk to the top of the falls. The path to the top wasn't too difficult and it ended at the top. There were a few pools at the top which seem quite deep, and you could walk close to the edge to look across the area. It has a really scenic view but it is quite high up so some people may not be comfortable getting to the edge. The rocks weren't too slippery but it would be prudent to be careful particularly when you are close to the water.
The walk wasn't very difficult but having water or snacks on hand is handy particularly on hot days. It was a nice round walk going from the falls to the carpark.
Written 25 May 2020
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