Haruru Falls

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Walk along the banks of the scenic Waitangi River and admire this beautiful horseshoe-shaped waterfall. Continue on the trail to the famous Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Haruru Falls is steeped in Māori history and famous for its striking waterfall. Find great views of the falls and embark on a nature walk that leads through the nearby mangrove forest. Alternatively, approach the falls by kayak.

Learn about the rich Māori history of Waitangi River and Haruru Falls before visiting. The beautiful area was known as an “aramoana” (pathway of the sea) by inland Māori tribes. It functioned as one of New Zealand’s first river ports and was the location of an early Māori trading settlement.

The settlement is near many other attractions, including the popular tourist town of Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the latter of which is about 5 kilometres (3 miles) from Haruru Falls. After taking photographs of the picturesque cascades, follow the scenic trail that leads from here to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

The Waitangi to Haruru Falls track runs along the bushy banks of the Waitangi River. The 6-kilometre (4-mile) walking track includes a boardwalk section that passes through the interior of a mature mangrove forest. Look for water birds, such as herons, hunting for small crabs in the mudflats. The trail takes about 2.5 hours each way and is suitable for families.

Stroll along the trail all the way to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. These grounds are famous for being the site where the Treaty of Waitangi, an important document signifying an agreement between Māori “rangatira” (chiefs) and the British, was signed in the mid-19th century.

Drive from Haruru Falls to Paihia in less than 10 minutes. The attractive tourist town features golden beaches, excellent restaurants and gift shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs. Big game fishing and dolphin-watching charter companies can also be found here. Restaurants with oceanfront views and exceptional local cuisine are scattered around the wharf and waterfront area.

Find Haruru Falls in the Bay of Islands on New Zealand’s North Island. Stay in small self-catered cabins, luxurious oceanfront hotels, cottages and less-expensive apartments in Paihia. Haruru Falls is a great place to stop and picnic in between visiting other Bay of Islands attractions.

440 Cheap Hotels Near Haruru Falls

Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
3.5 out of 5
336 Puketona Road, corner of Puketona & Old Wharf Road, Haruru, 0271
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The price is NZ$110 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Haruru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Haruru Falls and Waitangi Golf Club are located ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (27 reviews)
"The manager was amazing and he tried being very accomodating which we really appreciate. Unfortunately, for the money payed at this time ($137.50) the place itself was highly disappointing. The room was extremely smelly (musty etc), the place was very outdated, the bed was not comfortable, there ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, 0200
The price is NZ$140 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Waitangi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
Great location for Treaty Grounds
"Rooms are comfortable. Rooms need a little updating, however very comfortable and clean. Staff veryhelpful and observed to be happy."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2022

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$149 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Paihia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (848 reviews)
"Beautiful quiet stay. Room was very clean and simple just what I needed, with all the basics"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2022

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Riverside Lodge Paihia
Riverside Lodge Paihia
3 out of 5
66 Haruru Falls Rd, Haruru, Northland, 0204
The price is NZ$90 per night from 16 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Riverside Lodge Paihia
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, 0200
The price is NZ$140 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 out of 5
104 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$149 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
3.5 out of 5
336 Puketona Road, corner of Puketona & Old Wharf Road, Haruru, 0271
The price is NZ$110 per night from 1 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
4.5 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, 0200
The price is NZ$181 per night from 5 Sep. to 6 Sep.
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The Falls View - Haruru Falls Holiday Home, HARURU FALLS
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The Falls View - Haruru Falls Holiday Home, HARURU FALLS
Cook's Lookout Motel
Cook's Lookout Motel
3.5 out of 5
9 Causeway Road, Haruru, 0247
The price is NZ$138 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Cook's Lookout Motel
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
138 Marsden Road, Bay of Islands, Paihia, 0200
The price is NZ$127 per night from 18 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Ash Grove Boutique Motel
Ash Grove Boutique Motel
4.5 out of 5
2 Ash Grove Circle, Puketona Road, Haruru Falls, Northland, Haruru, 0247
Ash Grove Boutique Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.