Hays Creek Falls


Hays Creek Falls

Unofficially named, Hays Creek Falls is located on the Hays Creek, along the way to Hunua Ranges Regional Park. The waterfall is seen from the main road and usually visited as part of Hunua Falls journey.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37°4'39" E 175°0'31"
Parking: Hunua Road, Hunua, Auckland
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 6m Type of the waterfall: Segmented



Walking and driving instructions


Hays Creek Falls is a roughly 35-40 minutes' drive away from Auckland City. The road surface is always sealed.

If you drive from Auckland City, travel south on the SH1 motorway until the Papakura Exit, where turn left into Beach Rd which becomes Settlement Rd, and follow it until the intersection with Dominion Rd. Turn right into Dominion Rd then turn left into Hunua Rd. Hunua Rd is a winding road which goes to Hunua Village. Follow this road for the next 4km until you see the waterfall on your left. There is a small parking area next to the waterfall's top - leave your car here. There are no facilities there.

An easy un-official track leads to the upper waterfalls lookout. It takes just 30 seconds to reach the top of the waterfall, and the track is suitable for people of all abilities.

There is no official track to the waterfall base. It's your own risk if you decide to descend there.

Note: ideally you combine a trip to this waterfall with the Hunua Falls visit.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


The Hunua Ranges is the largest native forest in the Auckland region. Enjoy a family outing to the Hunua Falls with picnic areas and a variety of walks.


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