Taraire Track

Taraire Track - Karekare Falls

Taraire Track

Karekare Falls


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approx 600 m return | 10 minutes return

The Karekare Falls are an idyllic cascade of gleaming water, dropping to an inviting swimming hole.


The start of the track is signposted 100 metres on the left after crossing the bridge to Lone Kauri Road over the Company Stream at Karekare.


The track is metalled and even as it descends to the falls.


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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


  • Walking
  • Free


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Sylvain Schiber

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice short track. Nice waterfall and pools. Karekare is really a magic place.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Rebecca Winzig


Ranking: 9/10

You can swim in the waterfall as it is like a natural pool. Near the bottom of the main waterfall, there is a small lake in which you can also swim and have a picnic in the middle of the lake.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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