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

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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. Caution should be taken when crossing here as rocks may be slippery and crossing should not be attempted when the river is in flood. Sections of the track may be slippery when wet.


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
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