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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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We visited the falls whilst on the Taiamai Waka Taua tour so we viewed the falls from the river. The falls are not very big but are quite dramatic when you turn the corner of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't understand how these falls are advertised along with the Bay of Islands and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds as what Paihai is famous for. Very underwhelming.

Thank Colin582
SW England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good natural feature. Obviously the vista depends on recent rainfall. Ample parking close by. If you have half an hour to spare and are passing, call in.

Thank Paul U
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the falls whilst on the Taiamai Waka Taua tour so we viewed the falls from the river. The falls are not very big but are quite dramatic when you turn the corner of the Waitangi and see them and suddenly the peace is broken by the noise. This is a definite must see when in Paihia.

Thank ABlackCountryLass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Falls were not at their best when we visited, following a long dry spell but it was still a pleasant place to visit & watch a while in the sunshine. A few crazy youngsters were jumping into the river below despite all the warning signs, happily all those we saw survived the experience!

Thank Sedateskier
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a good path from Waitangi to Haruru Falls. It is a return walk or one way if someone can provide transport back from Haruru. If you enjoy nature walks this is for you. The walk follows an estuary with a long boardwalk part crossing the estuary. Note the forest growing right to the high tide line. Amazing how... More 

Thank Dirk568
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These are small falls on the edge of Paihia. They're waterfalls. They're nice. It's very easy to get to, very short walk from the car park. As waterfalls they're no Iguazu, but they're...nice. Plus, there are random chooks running around. Bonus points for that. I recommend seeing them, but you can easily drop by on the way to/from Waitangi, etc,... More 

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the biggest of falls and when we visited the water levels were low, but enjoyable. You can either drive, walk from Waitangi grounds or even canoe up to them.

Thank Digitalspy44
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely area that we were lucky enough to see after some rain. Pretty cruisy walk around. Hilarious freerange chooks everywhere - what's the story with that?

Thank Lauren B
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much water in the falls, snd they aren't very high anyway, so definitely not worth going out of your way to visit.

Thank HKinsey
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 3.5 km outside of Paihia so it's very close by but to be honest disappointed that it's no more than approximately 3 to 4 M in height . I was expecting a spectacular high waterfall with stunning scenery to boot . Hardly worth going .

Thank Robert V

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