The waterfall is set against a lush backdrop of native bushland, providing the perfect setting for a scenic walk or picnic. You can take a leisurely stroll through the surrounding forest, enjoying the tranquil sounds of the waterfall and the birdlife that calls the area home.
The falls themselves are an impressive sight, with water cascading 26 meters into a clear pool below. You can view the waterfall from a number of different angles, including from the lookout at the top of the falls or from the base of the pool.
Whangarei Falls is also home to a range of wildlife, including eels and native fish that can be seen swimming in the pool below the falls. The surrounding bushland is also home to a range of birdlife, including tui and kereru.
For those seeking a bit of adventure, the nearby Parihaka Scenic Reserve offers a range of hiking trails with stunning views of the Whangarei area. You can also explore the nearby AH Reed Memorial Kauri Park, where you can see some of the largest and oldest kauri trees in the world.