Piroa Falls



Enjoy picturesque falls and walking tracks. Camp by a sandy surf beach. Explore limestone caves, complete with glow worms.

Find things to do and places to stay Waipu area

Dolphin and whale-watching can be done in the area.

An estuary near the mouth of the Waipu River is good for bird-watching, with many waders including the NZ dotterel, oyster catchers and fairy terns.

Explore limestone caves with stalagtites, stalagmites and glow worms near the entrance on the Waipu Caves Track.

Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri


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