Haruru Falls, Paihia
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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. Using our world travel planner, Paihia attractions like Haruru Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • really easy to find, from the car park only 100 meters, landscaped path. Always again surprisingly, what is a few steps from the street away nature opened on
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  • If you would like to rijdendan especially for the waterfall to you not to do that. Very small, there are much larger and nicer waterfalls found in New Zealand. URBv.bij lake taupo near (haka falls, I believe they are called). What might be fun to do is kayaking on the river and then to the waterfall toevaren.
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  • If you are in Paihia, the falls are worth a visit. Whilst not very big, you can get very close and feel the power of the water. Easy parking with easy access to the falls. 
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  • Falls are nice. Water was a bit dirty when we were there. There are better falls
  • Easily accessible by road- very entertaining chickens live here!
  • Beautiful fall just at the road side, easy to access!
  • Nice place, the falls are good I personally would be a little disappointed if I have walked the track from Waitangi to the falls, kids loved the falls
  • Not the biggest waterfall out there but it spilled a decent amount of water over a mediocre drop