Shine Falls ,Hawke's Bay, NZ


Location -: Shine Falls ,653 Heays Access Rd, Putorino 4181, Hawke's Bay ,New Zealand

Shine Falls is located in Putorino in Hawke's Bay region ,New Zealand
This popular track within the lower, warmer and less-exposed part of the reserve provides a contrast in vegetation and landforms to those seen elsewhere. The track crosses farmland and beneath towering sandstone bluffs before entering the reserve. The mixed lowland forest includes kanuka, kawakawa, kowhai and titoki. Kaka beak grows on the cliffs. The track crosses Boundary Stream before leading to Hawke's Bay's most spectacular waterfall, the 58 metre Shine Falls.



Shine Falls is roughly a 1.5-hrs' drive away from Napier. The road surface is gravel for the last 12km.
From Napier head east on the SH-2 and follow it for the next 43.5km until you see a sing 'Shine Falls', where you need to turn left into Matahorua Rd. After 11km turn left into Heays Access Rd. Follow this road for 6.5 km until you reach a DOC car park, on your left, with a picnic table (no toilets).
A walking 1.5-hours' return Shine Falls track leads to the base of the waterfall. The walk goes through the farmland and beneath towering sandstone bluffs. There are some uphill sections on the track as well as stream crossings, but they are all bridged and easy.

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