Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls, Tauranga: Address, Phone Number, Kaiate Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Kaiate Falls
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AskDrN
Ahipara, New Zealand155 contributions
Serenity in Paradise
Oct 2020
Bit of a climb down then back up, but well worth it to sit at the base of the falls and meditate on life. The path is well maintained. Just wished I'd done more stair training for fitness prior.
Written 27 October 2020
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Wendy and Albie N
Auckland, New Zealand154 contributions
Kaiate Falls - a special place
Jul 2020
The walk up and down to see the falls, although steep, was amazing. The sight and sound of the water falling is memorable. There are many native birds to look out for, along with the not-so-native colorful roosters and hens.
Some of the paths and steps can be a little challenging - wear good firm footwear, and be of reasonable fitness.
The view of the Mount form up there is worth it
Written 2 August 2020
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Gavin B
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions
Lovely waterfalls and slightly tough tramp
May 2020
A great walk through the bushes with incredible close-ups of waterfalls. Not an easy walk with lots of steps but well worth it if you can manage.
Written 26 May 2020
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David W
Wellington, New Zealand216 contributions
Worth the walk
Feb 2020 • Friends
A 15 minute walk, half downhill and then back up. Some steps are quite an effort so wouldn't recommend for anyone with dodgy knees. The pools are stunning, but couldnt swim during our visit due to warning signs. Worth the visit though.
Written 9 February 2020
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Phil R
Hamilton, New Zealand115 contributions
Bit of effort but worth it
Jan 2020
You need moderate fitness for this, whenever you walk down....you have to walk back up again. Nice walk, great views, cool water for a swim at the bottom. Tracks could do with a bit of a touch up but otherwise easy to follow.
Written 14 January 2020
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jollyrobert
Bridgend, UK961 contributions
Stunning views towards the Mount, but hard yards.
Jan 2020
As a visitor from up North, I am always puzzled as to which direction I am looking in, and today when sitting on the bench alongside the waymarking signage, the view is to coin a phrase, "to die for", and after climbing the steep steps back to the small, upper car park I know what that means. My wife, Patricia, has been coming over to Tauranga from the UK for several years , mainly to spend time with our daughter's family and our gorgeous grandchildren, boys and girls, myself less so, but this is the first time we have gone up to the falls. On seeing the sign to the attraction just of the Wairoa Road, we parked up, not realising that you could drive to an upper car park which accommodates up to twenty vehicles. The track to the falls runs off this upper parking area, and several people returning to the top, breathlessly informed us that the going was tough, and so it was. At 75 with knee implants in both legs, and an artificial hip, I have to be cautious about underfoot, and the track is not well-made, with uneven steps, some far to much of a drop, and loose gravel to the side as an alternative, with no supporting rail either side. So gingerly I dropped, said and shuffled my way down the track leading to the upper falls, with my much younger wife sprinting ahead, no doubt mindful of the possible insurance claim for sudden death available.All was worth it when the top pool slid into view, full of gamboling , bikini-clad lovelies, just before the waters disappeared. Worth it!
Written 2 January 2020
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ruki-de
Nottinghamshire, UK21 contributions
Nice circuit
Nov 2019
Take it easy and allow an hour or so for the steep descent from the car park, climb back up and to enjoy the water falls and pools. A reasonable level of fitness is required. Foot paths are reasonable and well marked. There is a single toilet at the car park.
Written 23 December 2019
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Migelly
Narangba, Australia28 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Nov 2019 • Family
When you first arrive I was a little worried about thieves so make sure you leave valuables at home or accomodation

But the track is well made and the waterfall is amazing!!!
We almost didn’t go past the 3 fall section as we had our 3 year old but we did push on and wow!!! Second drop is so beautiful
Could spend hours here but was worried about our car as we had all our luggage with us! Would love to come back and spend more time!
The track is steep at times and I counted a bit over 400 steps from
Bottom to top so take your time if you have Heath issues
My three year old made it with some help
Written 20 November 2019
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Isabell8785
Tauranga, New Zealand687 contributions
Brilliant walk - so close to home
Dec 2018 • Friends
Love it here - you can bring your dog, you can go for a swim and jump from the waterfalls. Such a great little escape not far away from home and even achievable to have a dip after work.
Written 3 August 2019
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collydolly2015
Te Puke, New Zealand38 contributions
Always great to take overseas visitors
Mar 2019 • Friends
When you don't have much time but want to show some of NZ's beautiful scenery Kaiate Falls is fabulous. It can be a bit slippery if its just rained but then the falls are even more spectacular.
Written 21 June 2019
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