Haruru Falls, Paihia

3.5
#2 of 6 in Nature in Bay of Islands
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 Paihia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paihia road trip site .
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  • Nice walk to falls and very good car park with picnic area tables. Chickens may join you. Worth the small detour  more »
  • These falls are something not to be missed! We walked to the falls; and it was a great walk. There is plenty of shade along the way, and many birds of different species. The falls can also be accessed...  more »
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  • The Haruru Falls are beautiful. They're a great place for kayaking at the bottom of the water fall, and above it there are rock pools with lots of little creatures in them to find. It was definitely a nice place to stop for a break on our roadtrip and I would recommend it to others passing through.
  • Although the waterfall quite small, it's quite wide, and the view is quite nice. For me, looking at it from a far is much more appealing compared to see up close. You can kayak close to the bottom of the waterfall if you want.
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