Waitangi Stream Cascade


Waitangi Stream Cascade

A series of three waterfalls - Omeru Falls, Waitangi Falls, and Waitangi Stream Cascade, is located in Omeru Pā Scenic Reserve on the east side of the Kaipara Coast Highway between Kaukapakapa and the Makarau River. A great BBQ area and multiple swimming spots make these waterfalls and Scenic Reserve a very popular place among the locals.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 36° 33.478' E 174° 28.564'
Parking: SH 16, Kaukapakapa
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 3m Type of the waterfall: Tiered

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 36° 33.478' E 174° 28.564'
Parking:     SH 16, Kaukapakapa
Access:     10min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Waitangi Stream Cascade is roughly a 45 minutes' drive away from Auckland City. The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland travel north on the SH-1, then in Silverdale turn left into Kahikatea Flat Rd. Follow it until the intersection with SH-16, where you need to turn right and stay on the SH-16 for the next 9 km. A huge well-signposted car park is on your right (sign 'Omeru Pā Scenic Reserve'). There are toilets (2 min walk from the carpark) and a well-maintained picnic area available there (2-5 min walk).

An easy walking 5-10 minutes return track leads from the parking to the waterfalls' base, where you will find a fantastic swimming pool. From the parking, walk down the hill, then cross the stream via a footbridge, and turn right. Walk along the stream until you reach the cascades. There is a bench with picnic table available here.

Continue on to the track (keep to the right) for 2-3 more minutes to reach Omeru Falls. Return via the same track.

Waterfalls nearby

Omeru Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     15min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Waitangi Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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