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Haruru Falls, Haruru

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Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haruru Falls and many more Haruru attractions: make an itinerary online using Klarna Trips Haruru road trip site.
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Haruru Falls reviews

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  • Walked 5 kms from Waitangi along a well maintained walking track to get to the falls. It was a pleasant walk and the falls lovely. 
    Walked 5 kms from Waitangi along a well maintained walking track to get to the falls. It was a pleasant walk and the falls lovely.  more »
  • This is a nice spot to stop, just outside Paihia. The falls are an easy walk from the car park. It is worth a brief stop in the area 
    This is a nice spot to stop, just outside Paihia. The falls are an easy walk from the car park. It is worth a brief stop in the area  more »
  • Quick and easy trip from Paihia township. Plenty of parking and over flow parking can be found on the road. Good toilet block. Some maintenance required around the wooden steps, so be careful walking....  more
    Quick and easy trip from Paihia township. Plenty of parking and over flow parking can be found on the road. Good toilet block. Some maintenance required around the wooden steps, so be careful walking....  more »
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  • Didn’t go down the trail but the view of the falls was nice. The water is a bit green and sludgy aka slippery, but it’s not like I wanted to walk across so it was no real issue for me (it was for the guy that ended up crawling back to the bank after walking to the middle). Ended up kayaking at the bottom of the falls which was super nice! Would recommend going over to the hotel place to hire a kayak, $15 per kayak :)
  • Close to the highway, parking available, a short stroll via simple walkway to the waterfall. Toilets available, did not check them out hence could not comment about cleanliness. Got very close to the fall which was super pleasant experience.
  • Beautiful waterfall. Right off the road, carpark is right next to the path. The path is literally less than a 30 second walk to the waterfall. Worth the short detour to look at. If you look carefully around the bushes you will see six roosters who like to call this area home as well.
  • Nice fall and easy 3km drive from Paihia / Waitangi. Didn't like that the water was green / dirty though. Lots of parking and public toilets near. Few local chickens keeping watch. Probably about 8 other people there when we were on a relatively nice Saturday afternoon.
  • A great place to see a waterfall up close. Just a minute from the carpark. You can stand right beside the waterfall for photo. There are massive fishes at the bottom too.

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