Whangarei Falls is located approximately 10 minutes away from Whangarei city centre. The falls are well marked and their are well maintained facilities there.
It takes less than 2 minutes to reach the upper lookout of the falls, although it is well worth the walk down to the base.
Whangarei Falls is fantastic place to visit and as such you will usually find plenty of people there. Fortunately there is ample space so you will always be able to find your own little spot.
Swimming is very popular at Whangarei Falls. However it does come with some risks. At the top of the waterfalls there is a pool that is popular for young people and families. Here you will find heaps of people using a rope swing to make an entrance into the pool.
It is also popular to swim at the base of the falls where you can swim right up to the falls.