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Haruru Falls

Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Paihia
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: Haruru Falls is a concave waterfall up the Waitangi River. The name "Haruru" means loud or thundering noise. It is one of New Zealand's oldest river... more »
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Bielefeld, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The haruru falls near Paihia are nice for a relaxing day hike. The trail along the river is a nice trail to walk. It leads you through forest and mangroves. The falls them self are not very spectecular. But when you rent a kayak in Paihia and kayak up the river to the falls i can recommend it. It is... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Quick location from Paihia, falls pleasant to look at with a nice surrounding. A short drive around the corner on the way back gave you another look at the falls from a different direction.

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Hobart, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Ok waterfalls. Hard to get close to take pictures. Average. Lots of better falls around. No facilities.

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Perth, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The falls were very easy to access. From the car park it was about a one minute walk. The falls were flowing well when we visited. The paths and walkways were well maintained. There were chickens running around in the area as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Haruru Falls today is a small residential settlement, about three kilometres inland from its larger neighbour, Paihia. But, in the days of early European settlement, it was the scene of many firsts. Haruru Falls was New Zealand’s first river port and an aramoana (sea road or ocean path) for the inland Maori tribes and for the early vision boats. HMS... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Haruru Falls were breathtaking, a short walk will take you down to the side of the falls where you will be delighted with the view.

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

well worth a visit and only 5 minutes from paihia and so its easy to get to - we went for a walk along the river that leads to the treaty ground but we only went about 30 minutes. The chickens in the car park are fun and they like to be fed.

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Ocoee, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We discovered Haruru Falls on our way south from Paihia Beach heading to Wellington. Very nice, short diversion with an easy walk around the falls, parking and clean restroom facilities.

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were staying just up the road and it was recommended we visit. We came straight after heavy rains and they were full and making a racket as they went on their merry way! Not high falls at all, but lots of water flowing through them! And as an added bonus, only a couple of minutes walk from the car... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our hotel concierge advised us to visit these falls. The day was overcast and the falls had some recent rains and this were very powerful on the day we visited. Not the highest falls in the world but if you are in the area certainly worth coming to take a look. If the day was nicer it probably would have... More

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