Kitekite Falls Hike is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 291 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail closes periodically to protect the trees from Kauri tree disease.

hiking
18 days ago

Great well maintained shady track. Once at the bottom falls you can even hop in the pool which is very refreshing. You can also decide to keep walking to the top of the falls which is also well worth the view. It can get busy with both locals and tourist on a sunny afternoon. Definitely check out the Piha as well.

Good easy walk for the kids nice swim at the end

hiking
1 month ago

They changed the track to preserve the land. The walk up is now only 25 mins one way.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely wicked hike. Took my 5 year old who had a swim at the top of the falls. Bust at the falls but the hike itself was a comfortable amount of persons. Especially since the day was sunny. Some of our time is hanging at the falls where I forgot to pause our recording.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Enjoyable view at the waterfall and around. Fresh and easy even in a really hot day!

hiking
2 months ago

Good, easy hike. Very clear path and not much elevation unless you decide to go to the falls which is well worth the many stairs to get there (that will add an extra 100m elevation gain). If you go on a hot day bring a towel so you can jump in!

walking
2 months ago

Lovely walk with a nice waterhole to swim in on a hot day!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful falls! And good for a swim!

Very nice trail! Although it's a bit hard sometimes, especially the path to the top of the waterfall. We went there when it was raining, so we had to be very careful.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Went on a cloudy day, though muddy, was a beautiful walk to an even more beautiful view of the falls. Stream was high and heavy. Was extremely difficult to get across the stream to the other path so wasn’t able to get on top of the falls. Other than that, will definitely go again!

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk to some beautiful Falls. Make sure to keep going to the top of the Falls!

hiking
5 months ago

The walk up to the waterfall was absolutely beautiful. The track and wooden walkways are a credit to the teams who so lovingly design, build and maintain them. My wife and I are incredibly grateful that such a place has been preserved for us all to enjoy.

hiking
closed
5 months ago

The entrance sign was down & fenced off = closed, since we went specifically to do this we continued driving to Karekare & did Coman’s track, see review

hiking
7 months ago

Been here a few times and very well maintained, easy to walk, so close to city. Great diversity of species

hiking
8 months ago

Nice bush walk to waterfalls near Piha beach. Was end of winter and still saw people swimming in the falls at the top. :O

Stunning little walk don't miss out the walk to the top of the falls.

hiking
10 months ago

Great walk for the whole family. Make sure you keep to the tracks to protect the trees.

hiking
11 months ago

Good scenery and adventure. ballsed up the recording a bit so it appears we teleported. Its a nice little saunter. Swam under the waterfall, brain freeze in my nards.

hiking
11 months ago

My first track in New Zealand. 5/5*

11 months ago

really awesome walk plus they have upgraded the track its an all-weather hike and very safe

hiking
Mon Feb 25 2019

This is a great hike to see an amazing waterfall. It does contain some uphill runs, but is doable for most people. Be sure to stop and take photos along the way! Also kudos to the Auckland rangers for constructing such an easy to follow trail!

hiking
Sat Jan 26 2019

Firstly it’s not closed, I was up there a few weeks ago just after it opened on Boxing Day. A beautiful track with different route options available. Most of the track is easy but the last bit to get to water can be tricky.

Wed Jan 23 2019

the falls are beautiful

hiking
Sat Sep 08 2018

Sat May 26 2018

This trail is currently (26.05.2018) closed to prevent the spread of kauri die-back disease. Conservationist said it will reopen in summer...

hiking
Mon Feb 26 2018

We enjoyed our hike in and swim at the falls. Short and nice cool break under the falls. We didn’t make it to the top but it looked even more amazing. That said, we were glad we didn’t as it started pouring right as we got to our car. Perfect timing. Easy hike.

hiking
Sat Dec 30 2017

Absolutely recommend to everybody hiking on this trail. It was very easy trail, only some slight up hill terrain which was a bit tiring. Once you get to the falls you can take a swim in the water. Also recommend you walk up to the top of the falls where the view is spectacular!!

Sat Dec 30 2017

Good trail with nice waterfall. Keep heading up and you'll reach the top of the waterfall which is great. Good trail for kids

hiking
Sun Dec 10 2017

Nice trail with wonderful views of native vegetation and waterfall. Can be overcrowded at times, but overall worth doing. Good trail for kids.

hiking
13 hours ago

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