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easy walk up to this waterfall. its a long drive on gravel road but its definitely worth the trouble

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Napier, New Zealand
Beautiful spot. Worth the walk.

Do not attempt to do this walk if your mobility is impaired. If you enjoy walking it is a lovely 45... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Napier, New Zealand
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Heays Access Road, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

easy walk up to this waterfall. its a long drive on gravel road but its definitely worth the trouble

1  Thank katielumsden97
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Do not attempt to do this walk if your mobility is impaired. If you enjoy walking it is a lovely 45 minute walk along undulating paths. Can get very crowded at the falls and seating is limited.

1  Thank WendyF2010
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great walk very spectacular. Once you get there you can swim in the pool. The walk is not too long or too steep jystbaverage fitness required.

1  Thank Karyn N
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Weather wasn’t great that day however it was a beautiful walk, not tough at all and the falls were spectacular! Would recommend a visit and would go again!

Thank Travel759649
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great walk take about 45mins to 1hour very uneven but a hidden treasure when you arrive . There is a picnic table right at the base of the falls for a packed lunch

Thank helenjones1972
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The walk in to Shine Falls is relatively easy and children as young as 4 or 5 should manage it. It takes 45 - 60 mins to get there and is worth it. There's not much of a grassy area but plenty of room on...More

Thank sandyross2017
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful falls. If you are fit it’ll only take around 35 minutes to reach. Pack some water and fruit, sit on the rocks once you reach the falls and relax!

1  Thank 112WendyH
Reviewed 9 February 2018

A great choice for a good walk through well formed paths in shade(!).Great views of the falls at end of track.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

There is a wow factor to these falls and it's a must do if you are in the region. An hours drive from Napier and approx 5km down gravel road, there is a car park, picnic benches and a long drop toilet. It took us...More

4  Thank carriem41743
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I visited the falls on a weekend, and saw a handful of other people there, but not as many as I would have expected. It's a fairly easy 30-45 minute walk on a well marked trail. It's a little undulating and I wore trainers to...More

4  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
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Cynthia N
26 August 2018|
Response from Mobile773078 |
maybe you can rent a taxi but better to rent a car instead. You can search through gps.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Karlosdajackel | Reviewed this property |
All depends on upriver rain and flows. But seeing as middle of winter I'd say yes!!!
5 June 2017|
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Response from docgovtnz | Property representative |
There are two tracks to Shine Falls (from Heays Access Road and from Pohokura Road via Kamahi Loop Track) - dogs are not allowed on either track. These tracks pass through private farmland and a 'mainland island' that... More