Waterfall Gully


Waterfall Gully

Easy accessible from Army Bay, Waterfall Gully is a charming waterfall located in Shakespear Regional Park. The best time to visit this waterfall is after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 36° 36' 10.494" E 174° 49' 5.4876"
Parking: Army Bay, Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 4m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 36° 36' 10.494" E 174° 49' 5.4876"
Parking:     Army Bay, Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland
Access:     10min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Waterfall Gully is roughly 45 minutes' drive away from Auckland Center or 20 minutes' from Silverdale. The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland travel north on the SH-1 until Silverdale, then turn right into Hibiscus Coast HW and follow it until you reach the intersection with Whangaparaoa Rd. Turn right into Whangaparaoa Rd and follow it until you reach Shakespear Regional Park (roughly 16 km). In the park follow the main road which leads to Army Bay - from there follow straight (don't turn right) to the 'Waterfall Gully' parking which is 1 minutes' drive away from Army Bay. The car park is huge but doesn't have any facilities. Toilets and picnic tables are available at Army Bay car park.

An easy walking 10-minutes return track starts from the parking and leads to the waterfall upper lookout platform, then to the waterfall base. Due to some stairs, the track is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Return via the same track, or you can continue to lookout (25 more minutes from the waterfall).

Don’t be disappointed! Waterfall Gully is a type of waterfalls which may have little or no water at all during a dry summer. Hence if the summer is dry with no rain for a few weeks, please don’t expect to see a powerful waterfall.

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