Haruru Falls are located in the beautiful Bay Of Islands in New Zealand's Northland region the water fall is easily reachable and only a few minutes walk from the Haruru Falls carpark, the waterfall is a block type waterfall which is around 5meters high but has a wide drop area.
This waterfall is at the very end of the Waitangi River and drops into a tidal estuary during the warm summer months the flow is moderate but visit this waterfall during the heavy rain in winter and there is a huge amount of water flowing over the drop.
The Haruru Falls are close to the Historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay Of Islands, from the falls track there is a walkway that follows the tidal estuary all the way to the Waitangi Treaty grounds this walk is easy and suitable for all the family the walk takes around 1.5 hours return or have someone pick you up at the other end.
Below the Haruru Falls there is a camping ground and resort accommodation and there are many activities available here, kayaks can be hired here and you can enjoy a great trip down the estuary to Waitangi or you can take an organized tour of Pahia and the Bay Of Islands.
Haruru Falls have some history attached, in the early days of New Zealand the large tidal basin that formed below the Haruru Falls were one of New Zealand's first river ports and a major trading place for Maori the canoes and trading boats would enter the esturay on the incoming tide as the falls are around three kms from the ocean.