Piroa Falls Track

Piroa Falls Track

Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve


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Time: 10 min Distance: 200 m

The track is a short, steep zigzag down through bush into the gorge. You cross the Ahuroa River on a concrete slab bridge with “Rotary 1983” engraved on it (the track was built and upgraded courtesy of Maungaturoto Rotary Club). About five minutes after crossing the bridge, you can view the picturesque Piroa Falls from beneath.

The river has a number of swimming holes along the track making it a worthwhile family trip.

Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve is signposted on SH1 at the foot of the Brynderwyn Hills. Follow Waipu Gorge Road for about 7 km until you reach the car park and track indicated by a DOC and AA sign.


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DOC Northland

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  • Walking
  • Free


Gerbrand Smidt's avatar

Gerbrand Smidt


Ranking: 8/10

Worth the visit!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Erin Stafferton


Ranking: 9/10

Great little spot just off the main highway down a slightly narrow dirt road. Not necessarily well sign posted. If you don't look out you might miss it as there isn't really a car park. The road is just slightly wider allowing parking along the sides. Cute little waterfall down a pretty well maintained track. You can bring your lunch and sit at the picnic table at the end of the trail.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Arvid Hellquist


Ranking: 9/10

Perfect spot for a swim. Amazing waterfall.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lisa Vester


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful falls where you can go for a swim in the small pools!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Monica and Danie.


Ranking: 8/10

See the big Kauri trees.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Good track with fantasticly beautiful fall at the end!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick

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