Walks in the Waitakere Regional Park

Fairy Falls
Fairy Falls

There are many great nature walks in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Fairy Falls would be one of the most popular ones for good reason – I went there today after an absence of over a decade and rediscovered it’s beauty.

The Falls are around a 20 minute drive from Kiwi Heritage Homestay. The walk is around 45 minutes through cooling native bush to reach the bottom of the falls which is a nice place for a quick dip in the summer time or a picnic lunch.

There are many healthy looking Kauri Trees to see along the way, seemingly not affected by Kauri Die-back – a disease that has been killing a number of these majestic trees and for which there is currently no known cure.

It is then a fairly steep climb back which makes you wish you could have a dip in the cooling waters again before you hop in your car for the ride home! Maybe stop off for an ice block in Titirangi Village?