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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand
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My group of friends decided to walk from the TOP 10 park via the trail. After 4 and a half hours, we finally arrived. Worth the time though! It is probably one of the best falls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My group of friends decided to walk from the TOP 10 park via the trail. After 4 and a half hours, we finally arrived. Worth the time though! It is probably one of the best falls in NZ. If you are brave and daring enough, you can walk up to the rocks closer to the falls. And if you are... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you like bush walks snd waterfalls. 10 minute circular walk to area at base of falls well worth doing for stunning photos, then a flat half hour walk to A H Reid reserve with large kauri and another waterfall. Although council try to keep maintenance up on paths they can get uneven with bad weather.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great walk down to the base of the falls. It is a nice easy walk with stairs in the right places! Walk down one side then back up the other. Highly recommend it. Seeing NZ/s green scenery in the city.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Thank God for the liaison guy stationed at the car-park entrance because the way we read the maps would have taken us the longest way ever to the falls. The walk was great the weather was awesome and the reward was a total payoff. we sat and had some lunch on the bank with our feet in the water. On... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent day trip. Kids loved it. Nice and easy walk to the base of the waterfall and back up. Very picturesque and peaceful. We ate lunch at the block of shops just up the road. Would suggest taking a picnic or buying fish and chips and eating them at one of the picnic tables. Public toilets also nice and clean.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Really nice little getaway, close to the main highway if you're passing through or close to accommodation if you're staying. Wouldn't recommend swimming in the pool at the bottom in the middle of winter though, it was quite cold...

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Tutukaka Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

While it's mostly visited by tourists and people who live withing walking distance, it's also a good place for locals to have picnics and family days. Beautifully landscaped with shade trees it's one of our favourite "loo stops" as well. Local kids provide entertainment during the warmer months with their dives off the falls into the water below. But that... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

These falls were in full flight when we visited. This was a fantastic sight. The local council has provided a circular walking track to a bridge and picnic area at the base of the fall and this provides ample opportunity for some great photographs. The track is moderate and allow about 30 minutes for the full trip. Parking and rest... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this is a must see, easy to find and the falls are amazing, awesome when in flood though. We chose a fine day and the sun lit the spray and water up ,a light drizzle gave us an amazing rainbow.

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Köln, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I loved it here. Its a beautiful place. Take some time and walk a little bit further through the forrest. It's beautiful.

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Address: Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei

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