Pohuehue Falls


Pohuehue Falls

Pohuehue Falls is a hidden in the bush waterfall on the western side of SH 1 just north of the Pohuehue viaduct, between Waiwera and Warkworth.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 36° 27.354 E 174° 39.095
Parking: SH 1, Warkworth
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


Pohuehue Falls is roughly a 40 minutes' drive away from Auckland. There is a Toll Road if you drive from Auckland. Don't forget to pay NZD 2.20 each way.

From Auckland travel north on the SH-1 for 50 km. The carpark os to the left immediately past the Pohuehue viaduct. There is a long-drop toilet there and a couple of picnic tables.

An easy walking 30-minutes' return  Waterfall track leads to the waterfalls lookout.  The track starts descend from the parking and goes to a viewing platform. Unfortunately, the track is not suitable for wheelchairs/strollers.

From the lookout, you've got a limited view of the waterfall. To take a good photo or get a better view you need (with care) to descend to the waterfall's base via unofficial track. 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Apart from the walk described above, there is one more loop walk - The Beverley Price Look Track which has 2 different parts: the first one goes through the bush with some gentle climb from time to time, while the second part is a forestry road.


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