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Kaiate Falls

Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand
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The Falls

I went here on winter time and after rain, you have to walk down from parking area to reach the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cahyadi S
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
via mobile
Stunning views of the waterfall

this wasn't an easy walk as the steps were quite "tall and long" and it was muddy and slippery in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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“loop track” (3 reviews)
Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here on winter time and after rain, you have to walk down from parking area to reach the falls and a little hike to back to the parking, but the scenery is worth to go for. We have to drive miles away to...More

Thank Cahyadi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this wasn't an easy walk as the steps were quite "tall and long" and it was muddy and slippery in places. the steps coming back up were hard work, but it was worth all the effort to see these spectacular falls. Plenty of photo opportunities...More

Thank TerylC
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

If you're all for random little adventures to find gorgeous slices of NZ paradise then Kaiate Falls is an adventure you need to take. Definitely worth the little mission, a slice of NZ heaven.

Thank aliciapamplin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A bit difficult to get there but once you do it's well worth it! Lovely loop walk, definitely recommend sneakers at least because of the terrain and expect a bit of a climb up and down, but absolutely stunning on a sunny day!

Thank HMT08
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Love going to Kaiate Falls it is so peaceful there and I can sit and watch the water for ages. The steps are quite steep and not all in the best condition so be aware of this. A beautiful walk though which I do fairly...More

Thank Yvonne F
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A must visit if you love nature, great photo opportunities and a lovely spot to cool down and chill out

Thank FoxseeLady
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We just live round the corner from those falls and it is just always great to take visitors there for a quick dip or just a loop walk. Also great that we can take the dog. Nice place to go to a bit more "off...More

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

An easy 15-20min walk down to the falls although can be steep/slippery. The waterfalls are stunning. Walking back takes a little more effort - a moderate fitness level is required, although there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view. Make sure you...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was a popular swining spot, but recently there have been warnings of pollution. But it is still a lovely place for a walk and enjoyment of a very nice stream with spectaclual water falls. Pity about the pollution.

Thank peter_minchin
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After reading reviews I decided on this waterfall to the others surrounding Tauranga; glad I did. Entered from Welcome Bay direction. Lucky I was looking for the sign or I would have missed the turn off. I took a wrong turn t the T junction...More

Thank 19Donna70
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabell8785 | Reviewed this property |
I always take the dogs there - lots of stairs, so a bit challenging for little ones ;-)
5 March 2017|
Response from DaveS-JT | Reviewed this property |
From Parton Rd, turn rt on Bell Rd. Then rt on Te Puke hwy. then left on welcome bay Rd. Then left on Waitoa Rd. Then left on Kaiate Falls Rd. Left into parking area just past the bridge.
michelle c
9 January 2017|
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Response from 5_star_chikita |
Hi, my name is Jo from Kiwi Traveler Tours. I would be happy to take you on a day trip which would include going to see this beautiful waterfall. Please touch base with me via PM here or on my facebook page - Kiwi Traveller.