Summer is here and I've got two weeks off work! Spontaneous trips to beautiful west Auckland locations are the epitome for summer time therapy and relaxation.
On Sunday my partner and I took the 40 minute drive to Kitekite falls at Piha to walk the 30 minute trek to get to the falls, and also did it again with two of our mates on Tuesday. This is such a popular spot for anyone who wants to escape the bustling city and suburbs to experience beautiful quiet nature and beautiful fresh swimming water of Kitkite.
Kitekite falls is a 4 levelled waterfall out at Piha; 3 of which you can see from the bottom, Swimming is possible at 2 of the levels as well as the large pool of water at the bottom of the falls. It's about a 40 minute drive from Blockhouse Bay, and please if you know you are a slower driver I beg of you to pull over if you have any cars behind you. The roads out that way aren't the safest to overtake on due to how windy it is, and being stuck behind someone going 50km on an open road is excruciatingly painful.
I made the mistake of wearing my brand new white NY hat to the top. I gave it to Cameron to hold while I took my first dip, and he accidentally dropped it on the rocks. Rookie mistake obviously... Don't wear white to a waterfall
If I were to make one suggestion though, it would be to wear boat shoes if you haven't got any other shoes to wear while walking over the rocks. The rocks won't/shouldn't cut your feet, it can just be a painful inconvenience. And it can also be very slippery! I slipped while trying to climb out of the rock pool, thankfully my foot jammed between two rocks to stop me slipping further and I didn't end up with any cuts or bruises... I just looked like a dick trying to climb of this rock pool with 3 other people standing around me.
Michaela Loye is an 23 year old blogger and free lance photographer hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. She has a passion for adventure and locally sourced beauty products.
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