Kitekite Falls, Auckland

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Kitekite Falls, Auckland - Address

Address: Piha 0772, New Zealand

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Outdoors, Forest, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

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The Kitekite Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges. Having six drops, the Kitekite Falls end up into a large lake at the bottom. The water is crystal clear and one can take a dip in the lake as well. The falls can be reached by finishing a small hike of about half an hour. The trail to the Kitekite Falls is a pleasant one. Amenities such as toilets, a picnic area and plenty of parking spaces are available at the start of the trail.

Kitekite Falls Information

  • The trail is pretty easy and climbs up gradually. Hence, it is wheelchair and pram accessible.
  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.

Kitekite Falls Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Kitekite Falls by Public Transport

  • Bus till Piha and then hiring a taxi till the entrance of the trail.

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  • Plenty of parking even on public holiday. We had a great time with friends. Went on a public holiday, so cool to see other aucklanders join..it was buzzing

  • This is a wonderful hike! I was lucky enough to hike this three times while I lived in New Zealand for a year. The drive there from Auckland takes around 45 mins and the parking is not easy on a summer day so please take this into account. The hike to the falls from the trail head isn't far but at the moment I cannot remember how far. No more than a couple miles. There is also a station that requires you to spray your shoes before the hike and this is very common in New Zealand. The Kite Kite falls are gorgeous but the water is cold even in the summer so take this into mind. I loved every min of this hike and look forward to doing it again when I visit New Zealand.

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  • You can climb to the top of the fall. Really nice.

  • Often full it's better to park in the overflow carparks or at the Piha campground end of Glen Esk Rd. You're going for a walk anyway, doesn't hurt to add a few hundred metres.

  • Great walk to the waterfall, it remains one of my favourite places to visit in New Zealand

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