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Kitekite Falls

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Moderate hike to the top

While visiting Waitakere Ranges, after checking out the black sand beaches and Lions Rock, we hiked to KiteKite falls. You get a beautiful view about halfway to the top. It took... read more

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Waitakere Ranges, after checking out the black sand beaches and Lions Rock, we hiked to KiteKite falls. You get a beautiful view about halfway to the top. It took us about 1.5 to get to the top and back to the car at a moderate pace. It was a great autumn day to hike through the draped foliage... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk and great to get there. Easy walk. good local terrain/. Accessible right form Piha parking area.

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Thank GIDAYE
auckland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss out this walk and the waterfalls when you go to Piha. It's one of the places I show to all my friends when they visit me. About 30-45 minute walk to the waterfalls. Easy and relaxed walking. Go for it and not only for the beach.

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Thank MichaNZ
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Kitekite falls. This was the first waterfall we visited in NZ. The walk was a little longer than we thought it would be but it was worth it. It looks beautiful from far away and even better at the base. Walking there I would recommend wearing trainers just to make it easier to get down to the falls.

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Thank Alexandra1429
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we walked was a bit rainy, but the scenery is just stunningly beautiful! Because of the wet weather, some areas of the trails were a bit slippery. It's a bit of an uphill climb but I'm 60 and I was able to manage just fine, but for someone with mobility issues this is not an easy walk. I... More 

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Thank Mary Jo E
Noumea, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the short track (approx 25min) to get to the falls on a rainy day and it was awesome. The forest gets so quiet at times and then you hear the falls in the background, cicadas and a few birds and you are in heaven. Once you get to the falls you have a short downhill walk on a... More 

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Thank Gwennaelle B
Silverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the falls, but I also loved walking through the woods/forest to get to the falls. The trails was very walkable and the falls were well worth the time to get there.

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped to see the falls after spending some time at Piha beach. The hike wasn't too strenuous. We were wearing sandals and only had one bottle of water. There is a trail that goes to the top of the falls if you're feeling like more of a challenge. I was impressed with the shoe washing station at the trailhead.... More 

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Thank Rwc142014
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I first visited the falls 40 years ago. The improvements to the track and toilets (still long drop thou) is very impressive. The say it's a 20 min walk, but for me it took the better part of an hour, but then I'm now 61 with artificial joints. Could do with a few more seats in the steeper parts

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Living in West Auckland, we recently found out about Kitekite falls and went there on a Saturday morning. The place was busy with people but still a very enjoyable experience. There is enough space for people to sit near the falls. Some even had a little picnic of sorts. The walk is not too bad to get to the falls.... More 

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