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Waitakere Ranges

Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 0089
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This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“piha beach” (44 reviews)
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Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland Central, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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+64 9-817 0089
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this location. Arataki provides excellent knowledge of the area if you are new here. There are numerous walking trails and the West Coastline Beaches are famous.

Thank dragostesun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go for a stroll, walk or run. The scenery is good and has a varied number of tracks, with several levels of difficulty.

Thank Useless069
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short drive out past Titirangi and you are in the Waitakere ranges. This is a completely different Auckland to what most people expect. The bush is great and plenty of birds and other wildlife running around. This place is so close to the...More

Thank GlanandJo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We often take the kids at preschool to Arataki, they learn valuable lessons about nature and respect for the environment. The people here are really helpful.

Thank SandyB027
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We believe this is a must-visit while in Auckland. We drove here and it took about 45 minutes. First we stopped to do the Upper Nihotupu Dam hike. There is a small carpark at this trailhead and no visitor center but there is a toilet...More

1  Thank Anna P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Only a short drive from Auckland gets you to the Arataki Visitor Centre and it magic views. Very friendly staff at the centre who will show you the special display set up of the locations used for filming the 800 Words TV series. From here...More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a MUST DO attraction for any visitor to New Zealand. The views over the valley are amazing. There are a number of information stations that give a rich history and understanding of NZ.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Visitor Centre has so much information and leaflets and the staff are very knowledgeable on local walks and NZ generally. The Centre is well laid out with info on plants, trees and wildlife as well as a small shop. The area is good to...More

Thank Esther W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We popped in here first of all for the obligatory pic through the photo frame, which I believe is one of Aucklands "must do's" It was a great stop off on the way to Piha to learn more about the conservation of NZ's fora and...More

Thank madmotherwhoscraps
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Barely a few minutes drive outside the city and here we are, in the nature. This place has so much to show for, large and green forests, beautiful beaches and waterfalls. The weather was a bit cloudy and rainy when we visited and yet we...More

1  Thank Nicolas C
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Wendy K
20 June 2017|
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Response from guggetravel | Reviewed this property |
It's great anytime of year. Nice and cool in summer and in the wet weather the bush gives off a really special aroma. But have waterproof jackets and good walking shoes, because you will get everytning wet
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Eperre
12 October 2016|
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Response from nmcneill | Reviewed this property |
I would swim in Destruction Gully.
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