Karekare Falls

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 10 min return by the same track
  • Easy

Short and easy walk to a picnic area at the base of the falls.

Key information
Walking time
10 min
Distance
0.2km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Lone Kauri Road, above Karekare car park.
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Ends
Karekare Falls
Maps
NZTopo50-BB30
Altitude
2m – 18m
Altitude change 16m
More information

Karekare is accessed by turning off Piha Road onto Karekare Road or Lone Kauri Road. A large car park by the beach fills up quickly at weekends (accessible toilets here). From the Karekare car park, head south along the road until it climbs for a few minutes. Watch for the "La Trobe Track" signpost at the view of Karekare Falls. 

The track leads easily down to a bridge over the extravagantly named Opal Pool Stream to a picnic area at the base of the falls. There are tables here under pohutukawa boughs.

From here, return the way you came. The Taraire Track continues on, but is a rougher grade of track. 

Map
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ID 15938

About this track

Added 26 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 14 September 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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