The Shine Falls are amazing waterfalls in the Hawkes Bay region, worthing a day trip from Gisborne. These impressing waterfalls, with a height of 58m are the highest in Hawkes Bay. To get to the waterfalls, you have to walk a 1.5h track, which leads through farmland and beautiful bush land.

The track itself is suitable for untrained hikers and kids. In this case you should calculate with more time for breaks. Because of the mist near the waterfall you should take rain jacket or at least warmer clothes with you.

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The road towards the shine falls is sealed, except the last 5km are gravel road. So be prepared.


1.5h return

How to get there

The Shine Falls ware approximate 170km south-west of Gisborne.