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Whangarei Falls

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Spectacular falls

We went to visit just after the storm from the remnants of cyclone Debbie. The falls were in full flow and quite spectacular. The site is well set up so you can walk all around... read more

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Reviewed today NEW

We went to visit just after the storm from the remnants of cyclone Debbie. The falls were in full flow and quite spectacular. The site is well set up so you can walk all around the falls getting great shots from every angle. A photographers dream but quite popular so probably very crowded at times.

Thank Bellatravelscom
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Close to the city and easy accessibility. Reminds me of Niagara Falls but at a much smaller scale! Easy to walk with proper walking tracks. Ample parking space and a good place to relax and unwind.

Thank Cheng Suan L
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good short walk and view of impressive vertical falls (especially after a period of rain). There's a remarkable deficiency of signage at the car park but a good crossing (if you can manage an openmetal pathway with no sides) and a wander through native bush to get a view from below.

Thank NZMDProf
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit...great falls and plenty of car parking. An easy circuit walk round and clean restrooms in the carpark

Thank Chelchel1234
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all it's free Free air and free open spaces Walk to the Falls is a most do and great exercise.

Thank Kristi24_13
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfall is too good. May be due to the recent cyclone, waterfall has lot of water. It's a good natural view for nature lovers.We can have a walk there for 10minutes around the waterfall.

Thank Aswani9
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a carpark right outside of Whangarei with a paved loop path that leads to an overlook above the falls, and then down to the base of the falls. The trail leading back up from the falls was a bit steep in places, but the switchbacks help, so those with moderate fitness should be fine.

1 Thank haylaura
Hastings, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice walk around the falls on a so so day. impressive the amount of water that comes down. good place to stop and have a look while you have a break from driving.

1 Thank Holidaysorwork
Bay Area, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not necessarily a destination, but a great stop along the way up to the Bay of Islands. Avoid driving through Whangarei proper during the time that school lets out because traffic can be nuts, but a very nice waterfall. There is a short walk that you can take to the base of the falls, which was a good way to... More 

Thank sunshinelover33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice waterfall only few minutes walk from parking. you can take a little walk around and come very close under the waterfall

Thank Marcel B

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