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Address: Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
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Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Tour on a Traditional Maori Waka with Guide
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Fun area to kayak

We stayed in the nearby falls motel and kayaked up to the falls. It was a great experience for the kids. They also loved spotting the local birdlife. Pretty set of falls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the nearby falls motel and kayaked up to the falls. It was a great experience for the kids. They also loved spotting the local birdlife. Pretty set of falls.

Thank 3lilgreenthings
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Set out for the falls from Paihia (Not far at all)... very short walk from the car park, viewing falls from the top. Walking track around if you have more time. Not the best falls in NZ but worth a quick stop if you have kids / time to spare.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These falls are tiny - I'd estimate they are 20 feet tall. I was disappointed after making a special trip.

Thank Karen047047
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a nice hike in the forest for 6 miles round trip but disappointment when we reached the falls. Pretty but nothing spectuar. Interesting to see the mangrove fields. Very easily marked trail.

Thank Lynn R
Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have a few minutes to spare, then visit the falls here. Lovely walk through the trees to get to it. Gate shuts at 5pm so don't visit too late in the day.

Thank CrystalRose54
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not expecting much in the way of water as it is the summer period. To my surprise there was quite a lot poring over. The central part of the river. I would expect free flowing torrents in the spring and would be a never miss then, however, because it is not in free flow you are able to walk on... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked this track with our 10 and 13 year old kids and everyone agreed that this hike was not fantastic. The track does go through a couple of different ecosystems including bushy forest and mangroves. I enjoyed seeing several a variety of bird species. The waterfall at the end was okay, would probably have been better with more water... More 

Thank Daniel M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing these falls anyway so stopped in for a look seeing as it's free and doesn't take a long time. We probably only spent 15/20 minutes at the falls. It was a nice day weather wise and it was nice to see a waterfall to break up our journey travelling. However, I have seen lots of better waterfalls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went up the river by boat from the Waitangi boat ramp,so grandchildren got out and swam very close to the falls, there was a kayak tour boat there as well, so children felt safe. Very pretty spot.

Thank Isobel D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The falls are really worth travelling up the river to see. Along the banks are lots of birdlife and stunning scenery. The falls can be reached by road, cruise up the Waitangi River or walk path along the banks. I did the walk path and river cruise and both offered amazing scenery.

Thank Scuddie53

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