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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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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Falls are easily accessible to all - not a great physical challenge to get to them which, for the less able, is a great plus point. But given where they are it is never going to be overrun with visitors, so it retains the peace and beauty that make all the difference to your enjoyment of natural wonders. As... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was good that Haruru Falls is so close to Paihia and Waitangi and a quick walk from parking, because it's not very impressive, Our ecological daughter exclaimed 'erosion!' at the muddiness of the water over the low falls, Also the longer walking trail was closed due to bad winter storms which Northland had experienced.

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auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The water was quite muddy as there had been some bad weather but we got some great pictures of a rainbow coming up out of the falls

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The waterfall's themselves are pretty awesome to look at, and if you go to the treaty grounds its only a short pleasant drive to go and have a look. I suppose thats its disadvantage - its just too close. There is no mystic or challenge to get there and there is a lot of development close by. Sounds strange but... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

a lovely place even though we went after a huge flood. Not large falls but worth a look anyway...........

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A friend of mine said awesome things about this place but unfortunately, my girlfriend and I didn't enjoy it as much as we thought we would. More die to the fact that the walking trail from the Treaty Grounds was shut due to the flooding that has run rampart on the North. So we drove to the falls. It just... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We arrived at Haruru Falls during the big storm in the Far North. The falls were amazing, they were raging and something we had never seen before.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a look after the storms and the power matched Huka Falls but could get much closer (quite dangerous though). It seems normally it is quite tranquil but it turns into a beast after a bit of rain.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Would like to see the falls in normal flow, so much water from the storms but still spectacular, we're closer than I thought they would be, couldn't do the walk as the track was closed, but next time!!!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had often heard about the falls and somehow imagined them to be bigger than they were actually. Still worth the visit. Well kept area and as there had been a lot of rain the falls were running very fast.

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