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.
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Haruru Falls Reviews
Whilst in lockdown still able to do this walk ,a lifesaver. Very little water in the falls so that was disappointing but it was worth it for the walk. Saw kingfishers spoonbills,shags heronstruly... more »
For a quick, easy walk, go visit this popular waterfall. There was a large group of primary age school children there when we visited. It’s really a beautiful waterfall. 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.
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