Auckland, New Zealand

Kitekite Falls and Tasman Lookout

Russell Street

The trail to Kitekite Falls isn’t a long run, so we’ve paired it with a road run out to the Tasman Lookout, making for a picturesque tour of Piha (a village about an hour outside of Auckland). This route is a welcome respite from busy downtown and winds through the Waitakere Range, which means plenty of little hills to keep your legs working hard. Go on a warm day and reward yourself with a dip in one of the refreshing pools downstream of the falls. And don’t forget a camera.

Essentials
  • 4.2 km (2.6 miles) out and back
  • 187 feet
  • KiteKite Falls Car Park
  • Start at the KiteKite Falls trailhead and come down, or park at the Tasman Lookout and go up.