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Visiting Karekare Falls, New Zealand

AN IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A DAY OUT OF AUCKLAND

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Karekare Falls is located in the western part of Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, near Karekare village – the filming location for ‘The Piano’. With its beautiful scenery and easy access, it is a must see activity for any travel bug.

 

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An easy walking trail leads to the waterfalls lookout. It takes 5 minutes to reach the falls. You will find beautiful cascades at the beginning of the track. The walk is quite easy; unfortunately, it has some stairs at the beginning so not suitable for wheelchairs/strollers. But even if you have one, the view from the start of the track still worth driving there.

Visiting Karekare Falls, New Zealand

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, you may choose to climb to the top of waterfall via a 30-minutes’ one way Taraire tramping track. There is quite a good swimming spot, where you may decide to have a rest and swim 🙂 Don’t forget a towel.

Visiting Karekare Falls, New Zealand

There is also a great beach, which is roughly five minutes walk from the waterfalls so it makes for an ideal place to visit during the summer!

And don’t forget to visit Paiha which is about 20 minutes away:

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Hey! Im Lee, AKA Explorewithlee and Taketheleaptravel and I am from the UK. I am a full time travel blogger for Budgetair.co.uk and brand ambassador for Kathmandu and STA Travel while living and travelling in New Zealand. I love photography, videography, writing, blogging and exploring new destinations. These are my adventures, tips and everything you need to know about travelling the world.

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