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.

Karekare 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
Karekare Falls: 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

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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