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.
Tours to Haruru Falls
$136 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
$180 BOOK WITH VIATOR V8 Trike Tours 60 minute Bay of Islands Combo Tour - 2 Passengers
Duration: 1 hour
Haruru Falls reviews
Wow ! beautiful scenic falls ,good for families with young kids ,definitely worth a visit great recommendation by our friends, you will not be bored at all, spent decent amount of time here more »
Worth stopping off the highway and taking in this Narita attraction of Paihia. This location is stunning and you get to soak up the wonders of nature in the setting. Absolutely a must see attraction..... more »
THese falls were more impressive than I had expected as I was visiting in the summer during a dry spell. There was still enough water to be worth a visit. They must be spectacular when in flood... more »
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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