Waitangi Falls

Waitangi Falls

Waitangi Falls is an exceedingly popular waterfall to the south of the Glenbrook Steel Mill, west of Pukekohe. It is on the edge of the wide and long Waiuku River mouth that feeds into the southern end of the Manukau Harbour. It is also one of several waterfalls around south Auckland.

The pool at the bottom of the falls is big enough to soak in and deep enough to encourage kids to jump from the front of the waterfall. It is pretty easy to climb up the side and then leap into the waterfall and clearly the warning sign has no effect.

To get there, drive along Glenbrook Road to Waitangi Falls Road, then park near the end. There is a grassed area above the falls and you can scramble down to the top. There is also a short path that will take you to the bottom, where there are more options for a picnic. The area is surrounded by farms but quite a large area around the falls has been planted in flowering natives, especially pretty in spring and early summer.

Because it is popular, avoid weekends and holidays if you can.

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