Ananui Falls bush walk is a medium 5.5k walk that will take you around 2.5 hours to get to the Ananui waterfall. Stand on the edge of the falls and look right over, wow.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
Just a short 10 km drive from Katikati to the roads end. Just watch out for Mr farmer brown and his dog.
The walk up the Waitawheta stream is an enjoyable walk under the cover of the bush. Six minutes in to the walk is the swing bridge, great no wet feet so far, we were wrong. In one hour we came to where the old hut was many years ago. This is a good spot to camp, flat and plenty of water, not a lot of fire wood. The next creek crossing is three minutes away.
Now you have two creek crossings and a thirty minute walk to the junction. You will see the sign and where you cross the Waitawheta river and carry on up to the valley.
Now the holiday ends, just a 150m climb to the next turn off. The first twenty minutes is the hardest. But you can catch glimpses of the falls at the end of the short climb. As you walk through small stands of Kauri trees, at the end of your climb, go very quietly you could run into a deer or two. Then turn off to the right and walk the 75m to the falls. The last 10m can be very dangerous if wet.
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