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Great for a day with kids who can endure 3-4 hours (one way and return) on the trail. Muddy in places after rains, but it's not that bad. Very easy one way, if someone can pick you up at the other end. (There's easy car access and parking at both ends.) No toilets for 4 hours! Lots of birds around. Spectacular waterfall at Haruru Falls end. If you start at Haruru Falls, you can have lunch at Waitangi Grounds cafe, and go back the same way.

Personally, I died with an overnight tramping pack on and it was challenging with the stairs but I'm also not that particularly fit but managed to do it, besides that the trail itself was pretty and it was fun to do and listening to all the native birds.

Easy hike and stunning views of the harbour.
Slippery when wet down at the bottom walking up-hill through the bush, but push on through and especially once you get to the rock don't be put off by the steepness, use the chains and take your time, it is only a couple of minutes and the views are well worth the effort.

Beautiful walk which is easy enough for kids to do

Beautiful hike with stunning views! We are relatively experienced hikers and completed the track in exactly 1.5 hours, as is what the sign indicating the start of the track says. I reckon the distance is more towards 6km than the 8.2km in the description.

Beautiful hike! Just as said in previous reviews, hikers are rewarded with amazing views all around. The hike was 6km in total, 6.25km if you do the loop as well. We are relatively experience hikers and completed the track in 1.5 hours although the sign said 2 hours.

hiking
2 months ago

one of the best hikes in the Northland! A really good workout for an overall short distance. some steep inclines with steps but the views are awesome and you can see the bay side and the ocean side as you hike.

the beautiful hills and the colors of the water in the bay are amazing! trail is well-marked and maintained. I highly suggest this hike.

Afterwards, stop at WAINUI Bay and have a snack on the beach. sand beach, beautiful water and just a few people.

2 months ago

uphill hike to the famed Flagstaff on the hill overlooking Russell and the Bay of Islands. the first half of the hike is along the paved road and then it veers off to a trail with a fair number of steps. the view is very nice.

2 months ago

nice easy hike that runs past the falls and then cuts in front of the falls along a walk bridge at the base. taking the trail further you walk along the river and then into a Kauri forest where you can see a few very large Kauri trees. overall, it is a nice hike and quite easy.

on Rainbow Falls Hike

2 months ago

Nice easy, some inclines, hike. The falls are very pretty. the hike beyond the falls follows the river and meanders through the bush.

trail running
6 months ago

Was actually 9.5km out and back. Good for running. Can start at the falls or at Waitangi.

did it last year and some places weren't well maintained so be careful to watch for markers and bring your map.

Not really a hike, but pretty.

A few stairs but nice enjoyable walk. Did with my month old in a front pack

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

We went close to sun down to get some great shots. It's a mildly steep hike with amazing views. Gets super windy!

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Great ash hike, a bit steep going down but it's short. Beautiful waterfall at the end.

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