Raumanga Waterfall

 

Raumanga Waterfall

A Hidden gem, Raumanga Waterfall is located in the Raumanga Valley Reserve, which is situated within Whangarei City. Very often overlooked due to more popular neighbors Whangarei and Paranui Falls.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 35°44.421' E 174°17.768'
Parking: Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangarei
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

Raumanga Waterfall is roughly a 5-minutes' drive away from Whangarei City center or 2.5-hours from Auckland. The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland travel north on the SH-1. In Whangarei keep following SH-1 until you see Raumanga Valley Rd (or Tarewa Park) on your left. Turn left into Raumanga Valley Rd and follow it for the next 1.2 km until you reach a park entrance (on your right). Leave your car on the side of the road. There are no facilities here. Toilets are found near the Information Centre (Tarewa Park); lots of picnic tables are available in the Raumanga Valley Reserve.

From the park entrance follow the walking path for 2-5 minutes (always keep to the right) until you reach the top of the waterfall. From here, an unofficial path leads you to the upper cascades which are very beautiful to photograph. Then follow the official path downstream until you find a good spot for taking photos/enjoy the waterfall. Return via the same track.

There is an unofficial track which descends to the waterfall’s pool. We wouldn't recommend to use it. Please keep to the official track.

You have multiple options to extend the walk. The best way is to start from the Information Centre (Tarewa Park) and follow the stream (upstream). The first part of this walk is a concrete path, very easy (no stairs) and suitable for wheelchair/kids strollers. The last part is a typical New Zealand walk, a bit of gravel and mud, and has some stairs. The waterfall is reached almost at the end of the walk. Total walking time (one-way) is approximately 30-minutes.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

Apart from the city itself, you may be interested to visit Claphams National Clock Museum or walk a track from Whangarei Falls to Paranui Falls.

 


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