Waitangi Falls


Waitangi Falls

Waitangi Falls is located in the southern part of Manukau Harbor, close to Waiuku. This magnificent waterfall is easily accessible from the road, and a swimming spot at the base of the waterfall is very popular among the locals.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37°13'37" E 174°44'21"
Parking: the end of Waitangi Falls Road, Glenbrook
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 6m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


Waitangi Falls is roughly a 50-minutes' drive away from Auckland City or just 15-minutes from Pukekohe. The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland head south on the SH-1, then turn right onto the SH-22 (to Pukekohe) and follow it for the next 7 km, then turn right into Glenbrook Rd and follow it for the next 16.5 km. Turn right into Waitangi Falls Rd. A carpark is on your right at the end of Waitangi Falls Rd. There is a nice picnic area there with a couple of tables (no toilets).

The waterfall is seen from the carpark. From the carpark you will see two picnic tables: descend to the one on your left. On you right is an excellent view of the waterfall, however on your left is a hidden track which descends to the falls base. It's safe enough to walk to the waterfall's base and swim in the pool. In a rainy (wet) weather it can be quite muddy and slippery, hence the proper shoes are must have.

The swimming spot at the base of the falls is extremely popular among the locals. So don't forget your towel.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Manukau Heads Lighthouse, one of few visitor-accessible lighthouses in New Zealand, is located atop Awhitu Peninsula on the south side of the Manukau Heads. Gates are open 9 am to 5 pm daily, and entry to the lighthouse is by donation.


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