Whangarei Falls
Whangarei Falls
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  • Jane T
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Waterfall
    Visit the Falls from the car park from the top initially. A viewing deck offers a good view from the river under a low lying bridge and then looking down to the falls. Take a walk across the bridge and then follow the trail down to one side of the waterfalls. The spray from the water creates a mystical atmosphere . If wanting to sit or picnic there are spots to sit on rocks or the ground. You can cross to the opposite side of the river of the waterfall and also walk alongside the river. If crossing on the other side there is also a trail taking you back to the car park. If walking the trail along the river make sure you wear the correct walking footwear. The track is very pebbly , uneven in places and can also be a bit muddy in particular places. Enjoy.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Gay G
    Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    Beautiful park surrounding the falls which were in full volume after the rain. Wonderful tree planting in tribute tot eh people whop lost their loves in the Mosque shooting. East access and lovely walk. Great picnic area
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Georgia
    Palmerston North, New Zealand39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning location
    Beautiful scenery. It was great to walk to the bottom and view the falls from the bottom. Well formed track and lots of viewing platforms. Great for picnics as there are lots of benches and places to sit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Jhoweeh's World
    New Zealand49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    30-Minute Walk to a Majestic Falls
    If you love nature but detest lengthy hikes, this destination is ideal. A quick 30-minute stroll (though a longer option is available) leads to the breathtaking waterfall. Remember to pack some refreshments; the captivating scenery might tempt you to stay for a while.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 December 2023
  • rsteel01
    Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out.
    I hiked up the River Track from my campsite, and then remembered it was Waitangi day, so it was fairly busy. A lovely day, clear skies and hot. Great views all round. No actual shop or anything on site, but there is a superette not far down the road. Just sat and watched the falls for quite a while.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 February 2024
  • CraigH0901
    Adelaide, Australia1,256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk Around
    Located in the midst of the town, this falls area is quite fantastic. There is a walk around the falls area offering a variety of views. The walk is relatively easy and took about 20 minutes to go around. Plenty of parking and toilet facilities. The falls are within easy access and well signed.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2024
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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Located in the midst of the town, this falls area is quite fantastic. There is a walk around the falls area offering a variety of views. The walk is relatively easy and took about 20 minutes to go around. Plenty of parking and toilet facilities. The falls are within easy access and well signed.
Written 1 March 2024
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Gunilla H
Sandviken, Sweden10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful walk around the falls with great possibilities for photos. The forrest was absolutely amazing and so few people took the opportunity to walk there. Magic!
Written 23 February 2024
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rsteel01
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I hiked up the River Track from my campsite, and then remembered it was Waitangi day, so it was fairly busy. A lovely day, clear skies and hot. Great views all round. No actual shop or anything on site, but there is a superette not far down the road. Just sat and watched the falls for quite a while.
Written 9 February 2024
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Alvin S
Viti Levu, Fiji1,131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is a lovely place and is easy to access via a small walk. It is safe and the falls are very scenic.

Good place to go, especially with family.
Written 27 December 2023
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Jhoweeh's World
New Zealand49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If you love nature but detest lengthy hikes, this destination is ideal. A quick 30-minute stroll (though a longer option is available) leads to the breathtaking waterfall. Remember to pack some refreshments; the captivating scenery might tempt you to stay for a while.
Written 25 December 2023
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Sandra C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visited whilst staying area. Stunning location. Access to good walks. Able to access top and bottom of Falls. Good parking.
Written 12 December 2023
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Georgia
Palmerston North, New Zealand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful scenery. It was great to walk to the bottom and view the falls from the bottom. Well formed track and lots of viewing platforms. Great for picnics as there are lots of benches and places to sit.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rodney P
Auckland, New Zealand296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Even on a wet day the falls make for a great experience to get out of the car when travelling and get a bit of exercise walking the loop track. Lots of photo opportunities too
Written 3 September 2023
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Ali
New Zealand492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very well looked after, generally clean, with several walking tracks to suit every ability. Beautif and tranquil place.
Written 30 August 2023
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JPY
London, UK585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
There's a large car park close to the falls, and an easy view of the top of the falls from the path there. Cross the metal open-sided bridge to start the circular walk, which takes you down to a bridge to cross the river and access the pool into which the falls cascade. the path takes you back up to the car park.
The views from the bridge and pool at the bottom are wonderful.
It is an easy walk and takes only 10 minutes.
Written 9 May 2023
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