Taheke Falls

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This lovely 3-km loop track leads through a grove of regenerating kauri and offers views of the Taheke Waterfall.

Track overview

3 km loop

Walking and tramping

2 hr Easy: Walking track

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


The main track is a 3 km loop walk which takes you through areas of regenerating kauri forest. Branching off the track is a short detour to a viewing platform overlooking the Taheke Falls (no water access). From here there is an impressive view downstream over the Taheke Scenic Reserve.

Getting there

Located 14 km north east of Whangarei, turn off the Whareora-Pataua North Road, cross a bridge and turn left on to Hoban Road. Access to the Taheke Waterfall track is along a private road from the DOC carpark at the end of Hoban Road.

Know before you go

  • The start of the track crosses the Taheke River at a concrete ford. Take care when crossing the ford as rocks may be slippery. Do not attempt to cross when the river is flooded.
  • There are significant falls in this area. Stay on the marked track and supervise children.
  • There may be wasps and wasp nests in the area. 


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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