Kitekite Falls Track
The Kitekite Falls Track in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
35km from Auckland CBD
1.5 Hours to the falls and back
Dogs: On leash
An easy, level, metalled track from the car park at the end of Glen Esk Road. The track follows the Glen Esk stream to base of the waterfall, be sure to take the number of side tracks to the stream and check it out it's beautiful. The track takes you to the base of the Kitekite falls where you can picnic and swim in the pool right under the falling water! From the base of the waterfall take the track on the other side of the stream. Follow this until you reach a fork and take the track that goes up hill to make your way to the top of the falls for some truly amazing views. On the way back you can take the alternative route (the other part of the fork) through an impressive kauri covered set of stairs.
Though it has a few hill sections, overall the track should be achievable by most people and even has a few seats along the way to allow you to take a breather.
Kitekite Falls Walk, Glenesk Rd, Piha