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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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Bay of Islands Trike Tour from Paihia
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Powerful Falls Right in Paihia

This is an easy drive from Paihia. You could even walk it if you have the time. The Falls are powerful and you can walk right up the edge of them. Why wouldn't you go?

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lorilou F
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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A low, easily accessible water fall probably ideal for a picnic lunch. There are night kayak trips to the falls which would be more compelling. Short access from road, large carpark, and a short walk to the falls makes for a decent picnic spot.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an easy drive from Paihia. You could even walk it if you have the time. The Falls are powerful and you can walk right up the edge of them. Why wouldn't you go?

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Haruru falls is an easy spot to visit when you're driving past. It's not particularly spectacular but very pretty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so quiet at Harutu Falls. Easy to find from Paihia. Lay back on the rocks. Watch for kings fishers and other beautiful birds.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waterfall is picturesque and you can make fine photos. Whats more it is possible to rent a canoe nearby.

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Devonport, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty horse shoe falls at the start of the walking track to Waitangi. The track itself is then splendid with bush and mangrove.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from Waitangi is 5 kilometres and while the walk has some beautiful ferns and wet lands when you get to the falls they are only about 5 metres high. Then you walk back the same path another 5 kms. If like us you walked from the Paihia ferry the round trip is at least 13 kms and there... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to rainbow falls.Not as impressive as Rainbow falls but worth a quick stop. You can also Kayak from Paihia to the falls

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actual falls are nothing spectacular but the location is nice and perfect location to eat lunch. Falls are a 5m walk from the car park, not really suitable for wheelchair access as there are steps. Area is in a kiwi protection zone so dogs not allowed. Wild chicken and roosters walking around looking for food scraps.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small falls, but worth the look. The walk from the Waitangi is partly a board walk through the Mangroves. Take care if you find large uneven stairs difficult, a few hard ones at the falls end with the usual no hand rails; some tricky bits over tree roots and rocky portions in the path. Rainbow falls is really pretty and... More 

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