Shine Falls

Point of Interest

5 from 5 users.


Shine Falls Trek, North Island.


Shine Falls is the highest waterfall in Hawke's Bay at 58 m. Heays Access Road to Shine Falls Track Time: 1 hr 30 min return Distance: 4.4 km return This popular track, suitable for children, wanders through farmland, past castle-like limestone formations and into mixed lowland forest before emerging at the base of the stunning Shine Falls. Kkbeak grow on the cliffs with the surrounding forest made up of knuka, kawakawa, kwhai and ttoki. Pack a picnic lunch and look for tuna/eels living in the stream at the base of the falls. Dogs are not permitted.

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Lat: -39.102564 Lng: 176.851869

User Reviews



Amazing place! 35 mins is definitely all it takes to get to the falls. They're doing a restoration of native birds and plants too, so we got to see an NZ Robin and help it find a worm to eat. Worth the trip!


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Personal opinion, A PARADISE!! The best falls I've ever seen, easy the walk to arrive



Wonderful falls!! 5 stars! If you want to take time in 1 hour you can return in the park..


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