Waiau Falls

Image: Shellie Evans | ©


Visit a popular swimming hole at Waiau Falls and view a mature kauri grove on this walk.

Track overview

500 m

Walking and tramping

30 min return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track


Waiau Falls

Waiau Falls can be viewed from the roadside 7 km along the 309 Road. Beautiful native bush surrounds the falls and its popular swimming hole.


Kauri Grove Lookout Walk

Another 1 km up the road, a walking track takes you to the most accessible and mature kauri stand on the Peninsula. The grove contains a ‘siamese’ kauri which forks just above the ground.

Getting there

Access is via the 309 Road.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
Hauraki Office
Phone:   +64 7 867 9180
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   thames@doc.govt.nz
Address:   3/366 Ngati Maru Highway (SH25)
Thames 3500
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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