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Kaiate Falls

Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand
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A Hidden Treasure

If you're all for random little adventures to find gorgeous slices of NZ paradise then Kaiate Falls... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tauranga, New Zealand
via mobile

A bit difficult to get there but once you do it's well worth it! Lovely loop walk, definitely... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“loop track” (3 reviews)
Upper Papamoa Rd, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're all for random little adventures to find gorgeous slices of NZ paradise then Kaiate Falls is an adventure you need to take. Definitely worth the little mission, a slice of NZ heaven.

Thank aliciapamplin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A bit difficult to get there but once you do it's well worth it! Lovely loop walk, definitely recommend sneakers at least because of the terrain and expect a bit of a climb up and down, but absolutely stunning on a sunny day!

Thank HMT08
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Love going to Kaiate Falls it is so peaceful there and I can sit and watch the water for ages. The steps are quite steep and not all in the best condition so be aware of this. A beautiful walk though which I do fairly...More

Thank Yvonne F
Reviewed 2 May 2017

A must visit if you love nature, great photo opportunities and a lovely spot to cool down and chill out

Thank FoxseeLady
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We just live round the corner from those falls and it is just always great to take visitors there for a quick dip or just a loop walk. Also great that we can take the dog. Nice place to go to a bit more "off...More

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

An easy 15-20min walk down to the falls although can be steep/slippery. The waterfalls are stunning. Walking back takes a little more effort - a moderate fitness level is required, although there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view. Make sure you...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a popular swining spot, but recently there have been warnings of pollution. But it is still a lovely place for a walk and enjoyment of a very nice stream with spectaclual water falls. Pity about the pollution.

Thank peter_minchin
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After reading reviews I decided on this waterfall to the others surrounding Tauranga; glad I did. Entered from Welcome Bay direction. Lucky I was looking for the sign or I would have missed the turn off. I took a wrong turn t the T junction...More

Thank 19Donna70
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very nice was amazed with the view could watch the falls all day loved it th,e road up there could be nicer

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was a beautiful walk and view of the falls despite us going the day after we had some heavy rain! The water was a bit higher than usual but it didn't stop us from having a little swim. Am definitely going back again.

Thank Valerie C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it dog friendly?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabell8785 | Reviewed this property |
I always take the dogs there - lots of stairs, so a bit challenging for little ones ;-)
How do I get there from Parton Road, Papamoa
5 March 2017|
Response from DaveS-JT | Reviewed this property |
From Parton Rd, turn rt on Bell Rd. Then rt on Te Puke hwy. then left on welcome bay Rd. Then left on Waitoa Rd. Then left on Kaiate Falls Rd. Left into parking area just past the bridge.
michelle c
we arrive in february and wondered if you can get a bus to the falls or do you need a taxi ?
9 January 2017|
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Response from 5_star_chikita |
Hi, my name is Jo from Kiwi Traveler Tours. I would be happy to take you on a day trip which would include going to see this beautiful waterfall. Please touch base with me via PM here or on my facebook page - Kiwi Traveller.