Maketu Falls

Maketu Falls

Access to Maketu Falls can be found on the corner of Ararimu Road and Pratt Road, just to the east of Drury and the Auckland Southern Motorway. This is roughly halfway between the three waterfalls near Pukekohe and Wairoa Falls in the Hunua Ranges.

It is a short but pretty walk from above the small historic cemetery through some attractive remnant native forest to the falls. There is quite a large pool at the bottom of the falls, although the falls themselves are more modest than others in this blog, and not that visible until you walk around the pool a bit. You can also hike to the top of the falls and the interesting rock-strewn Maketu Steam above.

The falls are popular with locals so it may be better to visit outside of weekends if you can.

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