Taheke Waterfall


Taheke Waterfall

The highest waterfall in Northland, 46 metes Taheke Falls is found in Taheke Reserve, 20 minutes' drive away from Whangarei. The waterfall's top can be viewed from a wooden platform. Unfortunately, a side track to the lower viewing platform has been closed permanently due to Kauri dieback, so the lower waterfall can't be seen anymore.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 35° 40.808' E 174° 24.785'
Parking: the end of Hoban Road, Whareora
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:1km of Gravel Road Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 46m Type of the waterfall: Segmented



Walking and driving instructions


Taheke Waterfall is roughly a 20 minutes' drive away from Whangarei. The road surface is sealed, only the last kilometer is a gravel road.

In Whangarei turn right into Whareora Rd and follow it for the next 9 km, then turn right into Hoban Rd and follow it until you reach a car park (1.3 km).

From the car park follow Taheke Waterfall Track which is a loop track. A short way into the track there is a viewing platform at the top of the falls. The loop track is about 3 km as far as the Kauri Grove. There is a side track, not well marked that goes to the cliff edge where Hilton Ward's photos were taken of the complete fall. This side track is closed due to Kauri dieback - please keep to the official track and don't disturb Kauri trees.

Thanks a lot to Hilton Ward for the photos of the lower falls (not accessible anymore).


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Don't forget to visit Whangarei City. Apart from the city itself, all people may pop over to Claphams National Clock Museum or walk a track to Whangarei Falls or to Paranui Falls.


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