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Kaiate Falls

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Address: Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand

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It was a beautiful walk and view of the falls despite us going the day after we had some heavy rain! The water was a bit higher than usual but it didn't stop us from having a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful walk and view of the falls despite us going the day after we had some heavy rain! The water was a bit higher than usual but it didn't stop us from having a little swim. Am definitely going back again.

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Thank Valerie C
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Falls for the first time this weekend. What an amazing spot, easy walk down but a little bit harder going back up. Certainly worth it, just a fabulous scenic place to visit. Water quite cold, but once you're in was very refreshing! Plenty of places to safely jump from quite a height if adventurous. Quite a few smaller... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Admire distant Mt Maunganui as you descend to the first 2 tier of the falls. Explore or take a dip at the 2 pools neath the upper 2 falls. The 3rd tier is a smaller falls which is a bit obstructed. Continue the to hike down to the 4th tier/falls. There are 2 jumping points on opposite side of the... More 

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Thank JDJarbadan
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful hidden gem, only 10 min walk to bottom (however it takes at least 30 mins as so beautiful. Several waterfalls along the track and a wonderful view of Mt Maunganui from the top. Is a steep climb back up path for those with injuries.

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Thank 21happy21
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

These falls are about 15 minutes from Tauranga and are spectacular after a good downpour of rain. Easy quick walk and lovely swimming hole! Just a word of warning - don't leave valuables in your car as there are a few opportunists hanging about who will relieve you of your valuables while on your walk!!! Sign posted from Welcome Bay... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A very easy walk to get to the falls, it had been raining so the falls were in full flow. The tracks were easy to follow but slippery in some areas so good walking boots or sneakers are a must. Unfortunately it was too cold to swim but would be amazing on a hot summers day. Very pretty scenery and... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a lovely spot to visit. It is about a 30 minute drive from Tauranga and is signposted from Welcome Bay. The falls are a highlight of this forest scenic reserve. There are various walking tracks to choose. The water tumbles down a ravine is a series of cascades and there is a swimming hole at the bottom. This... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I visited the falls this morning. It was grey and overcast but still enjoyable and better for getting photographs. Need to be careful of the slippery steps and rocks when wet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Each waterfall just keeps getting better and better, unfortunately it is not recommended to go swimming.

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Bit hard to get to. Both ourselves and some other travellers we ran into had a bit of trouble finding it. Was a nice walk. Only about half an hour and made for a couple of good photos. According to the sign, you can't swim there though.

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