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The 24 metre high Whangarei Falls is known as the most photogenic waterfall in all of New Zealand.
Located just 5km from the city of Whangarei, which is the northernmost city in New Zealand, the falls is a pleasant place to enjoy a picnic or a walk amidst the native bush.
Because of its ease of access, picturesque bush setting, and guaranteed 365 days per year flow, it is a must see if you are in the Whangarei area.
Along with sheltered picnic areas, you can also enjoy a gentle loop walk which offers viewing of the falls from both the top and bottom.
I found it quiet, peaceful, with a wonderful ambience in a natural habitat well preserved.
A longer circular walk to the AH Reid Memorial Kauri Park, which takes around 1 hour to complete, is also an option.
Depending on the amount of recent rainfall, the falls can appear as several parallel columns of water or a large rectangular column.
Location – Whangarei is 160km, two hours drive north of Auckland on State Highway 1.
Cost – Free Entry.
Bring – Comfortable walking shoes and food for a picnic.
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My trip to New Zealand is courtesy of Qantas and the Great Crusade tour, however all opinions are my own.