Spectacular Whangarei Falls is a 26m high waterfall surrounded by park and native New Zealand bush. Follow the brown road signs to the Whangarei Falls – off Ngunguru Road at the NE end of Whangarei. There is plenty of parking, a picnic area and free entry. You can view the waterfall from a choice of 3 platforms above the falls or by walking down a well-maintained gravel track to the bottom.
From the Whangarei Falls you can also start longer walks to A H Reed Memorial Kauri Walkway (1 hour return), Mair Park and Mt Parihaka (2 hrs return) or the Town Basin (4 hrs return).