Haruru Falls, Haruru

3.5
Waterfall · Nature / Park
When in Paihia, use the opportunity to take a break and immerse yourself in the scenic natural surroundings of Haruru Falls. While at 5 m (16 ft) the waterfall may not be one of the tallest in New Zealand, it's definitely one of the easiest to reach. After a short walk over a well-maintained trail through lush nature, you'll be able to enjoy the views of the waterfall and relax on one of the benches. Despite not being very tall, the waterfall is fairly wide and carries a lot of water, especially during the colder months. If you're visiting when the weather is chillier, make sure to bring waterproof clothes to protect yourself from the spray. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haruru Falls and many more Haruru attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haruru road trip site.
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  • We took a short drive out to the Falls from Paihia and they never disappoint although there was some yellow sludgy foam in water below the falls but still a great sight.  more »
  • The falls just 3km past the Waitangi CD on your way towards Kerikeri are easy to view from below or above the drop. A nice no charge activity. Obviously the falls are far more aggressive after rain.  more »
  • Scenic beauty and breathtaking falls. Not a long walk from car park and good for elderly too. A must visit in Paihia.  more »
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  • Very short walk from parking to falls. Smaller than others, the viewing is good and the walk is short. There is an optional 3 hr round trip hike along the river, where there are said to be kiwis, but the area might be tricky to access at night. Worth the brief stop. Water did not look all that inviting to swim in.
  • Kayaked here from downtown. Fun hour paddle. There are houses and lots of people around and the waterfall can be reached from the road. But still a fun adventure.
  • Nice place to hang around and watch the water flow before you. It's summer now so water level is low but still can hear n feel the gushing of water
  • Nice walking track. Waterfall was really nice. Be careful when entering car park as there was free range chickens wondering around.
  • Haruru Falls is located near a Korean owned resort/ motel. It is located in a semi residential area literally 5 mins drive from Bay Of Islands. I thought the falls would be surrounded by luscious forests, but no as this photo shows a council built bridge and residential buildings in the back ground. My second photo just like those used in advertisements capture its beauty but the area has been spoiled by development.

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