Oakley Creek Falls


Oakley Creek Falls

Oakley Creek Falls is the only waterfall within Auckland City area. The waterfall is situated within the Oakley Creek Reserve, a reserve that runs alongside Great North Road and located in the most natural stream left in the city - Oakley Creek, also known as Te Auaunga.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 36° 52' 55.986" E 174° 42' 12.024"
Parking: Cowley St, Waterview, Auckland
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 15min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 6m Type of the waterfall: Curtain

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 36° 52' 55.986" E 174° 42' 12.024"
Parking:     Cowley St, Waterview, Auckland
Access:     15min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Oakley Creek Falls is roughly a 15-minutes’ drive away from Auckland City Centre. The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland City travel west on the SH16, then take Exit 8 and turn into Great North Road (southbound). The Oakley Creek Reserve is on your left.

Since Great North Road is extremely busy at most times, and there is no parking on this road, there are two recommended options to park your car:

Cross Great North Road via a pedestrian cross-walk, then follow an easy Oakley Creek Walkway which leads to the waterfall's lookout. It takes 5 minutes to reach the falls base from the reserve entrance, and it takes 20 minutes to walk the whole Oakley Creek Walkway loop.

The best time to visit Oakley Creek Falls is after rain, otherwise, it is not much impressive.

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Lucas Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk
Driving:   25.1 km (23 mins)

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