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Whangarei, New Zealand
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All reviews car park short walk beautiful waterfall easy walk viewing platform toilet facilities close to town bush walk lovely walk walking track kauri park hatea river picnic tables the main road worth a visit native bush great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place to chill out, swim, walk, and picnic with the family. Great parking at the top and plenty of space for activities. Well kept walking tracks provide easy walking through beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lizzysholiday
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the Whagarei Falls. Luckily they had rain within the last week so there was plenty of water. Nice parking lot. You walk down to see the top of the falls. There is a walkway to go down to the bottom of the falls...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JPete273
Reviewed 6 days ago

The carpark for the falls was completely packed when we were there the weekend after New Years, so we drove around the park to the AH Reed Kauri Park and walked the trail a mile or two to get there. Bring your bathing suit! The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sisterbay716
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only about ten minutes drive from the motel. Well worth a visit. Very impressive. Kids swimming in river though, inspite of the warning notices advising of pollution.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DavidG15622
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked at the top of the falls and followed the path which leads to the bottom of the falls. There are then steps leading back to the top where the car park is. It’s not a huge area but easily accessible by anyone of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Enjoy_the_breeze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to city these lovely waterfalls are well worth a visit. Easy walk (2 mins) from car park to the top of the falls. You can cross the river to see the falls from the side. A bit more of a demanding walk to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anglokiwi1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only had time to do the short walk around the falls and enchanting in every way. Well worth the stop. Nice walkways with amazing vistas.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank belle400
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a detour off Highway 1, nice falls with toilets and picnic places. Short walk 20 - 30 min. around the immediate area of the falls or a longer up to 90 min walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 698davef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a car this place is not far out of town and definately worth a look. Being end of summer I assumed water not at peak level but still a great waterfall, easy walking access and plenty of parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SAM_D_AUS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't look that great from the top, but when you get down, it looks like you're standing right in a rainforest. I really enjoyed this one. With the litte river in front it's really photogenic, if you're into photography...

Date of experience: February 2019
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10 December 2017|
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Response from GladiatorDelWino | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you can but the falls are not "lit-up".....would be a great initiative by the local council if they were. I would not visit here at night alone and no after dark security here.