Kaiate Falls, Tauranga
(4.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Walk through a forest reserve to reach Kaiate Falls, a series of multiple cascades leading to a swimming hole at the bottom. The trail brings you to the top of the waterfalls (also called Te Rerekawau), where you can then make your way down to the bottom, allowing you to see the falls in their entirety. Try to identify the puriri and kohekohe trees along the way and keep an eye out for birds. Maps and markers along the trail make it easy to navigate the area, but remember to wear sturdy walking shoes and take plenty of water. Be wary of leaving anything valuable in your car, as theft is not uncommon. Kaiate Falls is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tauranga Edition.
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  • First path leads to this falls which is nice and calm. -We climbed to the top of it and the water was very clear -If you keep following the path there is another falls that you can swim in.. there are...  more »
  • Good close to town waterfalls. Do the complete loop hike (20 minutes) as the lower falls are nice and in a tropical setting. Walkways could be maintained a bit better, but fine for typical fitness lev...  more »
  • Very good active recreation outdoors in the company of friends or family. Throughout the campaign, you can see a cascade of waterfalls, magnificent views of the mountain, dense vegetation. You need to wear shoes for light hikes.
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  • Very beautiful falls, a quick walk to access them, and a very nice scenery !
  • The waterfalls are absolutely beautiful! Nice walk as well with some great lookouts. To bad though about the garbage people leave behind or come and dump there.
  • Great quick hike to beautiful falls!
  • Nice small waterfall with easy walk
  • Great walks to do around here, beautiful scenery.