Kaiate Falls, Tauranga

(4.8/5 based on 130+ 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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  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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. Unfort...  more »
  • 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 track...  more »
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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.