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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 – Akl Paths information

Parks facilities, including toilets are open at Alert Level 1, with the exception of drinking fountains and outdoor showers which remain closed due to water restrictions.

Aucklanders planning to use these facilities should wash or sanitise their hands before and after use, keep two metres away from other users and should not use these facilities or equipment if they’re feeling unwell.

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Hunua Falls Path

Walking time 15 mins

Walking steps 1040 steps

Distance 800 m

Starts at 232 Falls Road, Hunua

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About the path

The Falls Path is a great way to see the popular Hunua Falls from all angles.

This short walk is clearly signposted from the Hunua Falls car park.

The track climbs from the Wairoa River through beautiful lush forest, follows along a shady stream and arrives at a lookout platform. Bring your camera - this is an iconic Auckland photo location.

Pack a picnic to enjoy by the falls, or avoid the crowds by finding your own secluded picnic spot on one of the other walking tracks in the park.

Continue along the track as it loops through more of the forest and back to the base of Hunua Falls. We don't recommend swimming at Hunua Falls.

To prevent the spread of kauri dieback, large sections of the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are now closed. Please stay on the walking tracks, and follow the instructions to clean your shoes before and after your visit.

Hunua Ranges Regional Park has 24 hour pedestrian access. Vehicle access during summer (daylight savings) is 6am to 9pm, and during winter (non-daylight savings) is 6am to 7pm.

Dogs are not allowed on this walking track.


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