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Address: Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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+64 9-817 0089
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This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for...

This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.

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Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour from Auckland
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Private Tour: Full-Day Surf Lesson and Lunch at Piha Beach from Auckland
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Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

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So many cool trails, waterfalls, hikes etc.

I've done several hikes in the ranges, and they are all beautiful. Sometimes it's a bit tough to avoid the crowds, especially on the shorter loops.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've done several hikes in the ranges, and they are all beautiful. Sometimes it's a bit tough to avoid the crowds, especially on the shorter loops.

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Burringbar, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just one more piece of New Zealand that is absolutely spectacular. The scenery around this area is stunning.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visit this area quite a lot, great views and walks through the forests. Also nice cultural building with a lot of history all free.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved driving through these windy, mountain roads, taking in the changing landscapes at every turn. Be sure to make stops at PiHa Beach, known for its black sand and for its role in the film, "The Piano," and Muriwai Beach to see the Gannet Colony during Spring-Summer migration. It was a lovely way to spend the day.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Auckland City Walk is good for everyone, you can even bring your child with the Pram accesible and go out there walking/trekking looking out the beautiful scenery. This is an easy loop track which takes you about within 1.5 m about an hour of walking. This is where you can see the very large Kauri Trees, Kahekatea, Rimu, Matai... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit and its free!! Stunning views and heaps of info on flora and fauna. There is some beautiful local art on display. A must on a visit to Auckland

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see the major attractions in 1 afternoon,and the staff here gave me lots of advice and maps so I could. I saw the black sands,the kauri trees,the forest walks,the cascade falls

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take a day trip here and go for an amazing walk in the ranges. The info centre is also top class.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of native bush is only 30 minutes away from the City suburbs. A choice of well over 100 tracks are available to explore, as most link up with each other. For the really keen try the Hillary trail which is 72 kms long and is usually done in a couple of days....although some fit types will run it... More 

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Lynton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to start exploring the Waitakeres! Numerous tracks start from here, plus many of the native trees are labelled as you pass them!

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