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“Track a little far for young kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls
Waitangi River, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 6 attractions in Paihia
Type: Waterfalls
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Victoria
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“Track a little far for young kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have a 7 and 9 year old but the walk is about six kms from the Treaty Grounds to the Falls (a big return trip). I would recommend going for a shortened walk on the track, it is worth it (we did a three km up and back) and then drive round to the Falls to see them.

Visited December 2012
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“peaceful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Haruru falls track walk can be started by the Waitangi Treaty grounds via the golf course or at the other end by the falls. It is a 1 1/2 hr bush walk one way. Good walking shoes are needed. Part of the walk is over a board walk though the Mangrove swamp. There are no toilets at the falls end so go before you leave. Take a small back pack if you want a drink.

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“Interesting hike with great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Easy and varied hike through forest and mangroves with lovely views along the way and amazing view of the falls at trails end.

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“Bit of disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I expected a lot bigger waterfall, while it is just a small stream falling off a few meters. Not worth the trip.

Visited February 2012
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“Good Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We walked for 1 1/2 hrs on the trail and you are greeted with beautiful views and walkways. One took us through a walkway which took you across a river of mud, but it was amazing and nothing we have seen before and very strange popping noises coming from the mud. At the end its all worth it with the sound of the waterfall (not big) but still lovely to sit by.

Visited December 2012
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