The main track is a 3 km loop walk which takes you through areas of regenerating kauri forest. Branching off the track is a short detour to a viewing platform overlooking the Taheke Falls (no water access). From here there is an impressive view downstream over the Taheke Scenic Reserve.
Located 14 km north east of Whangarei, turn off the Whareora-Pataua North Road, cross a bridge and turn left on to Hoban Road. Access to the Taheke Waterfall track is along a private road from the DOC carpark at the end of Hoban Road.
Know before you go
- The start of the track crosses the Taheke River at a concrete ford. Take care when crossing the ford as rocks may be slippery. Do not attempt to cross when the river is flooded.
- There are significant falls in this area. Stay on the marked track and supervise children.
- There may be wasps and wasp nests in the area.
Source: Department of Conservation (Banner and Hero images: 'Taheke Falls' by Natalia Volna / Creative Commons)