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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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Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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

We often go there either with grand kids or jus as a couple. Always learn something and enjoy the environment. Even the trip there is worth making.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a visitor to Auckland and can get out there, you will be rewarded by a well designed and appointed visitor centre and education centre with sensational views across the Manakau harbour and beyond

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in New Zealand don't pass up the opportunity to visit the Waitakere Ranges and Arataki Visitor Centre. Beyond spectacular views. Don't miss it!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for numerous walks. Both short and long. We went to fairy falls and did the loop from mountain road to the falls then around and down the old coach road. Took abt 2 hours. Lovely scenic falls and some grand old kauri trees.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The carvings are striking enough. But wandering the paths and reading the labelled plants provides a helpful introduction to native plants. Moreover, the views are great.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little centre with some really useful and interesting info. Friendly staff, cool little exhibits and a great balcony area with a telescope to look out over the area with. If you're planning on walking in the Waitakere then this is a must visit before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so picture perfect the flora and the fauna was like peace and going back to nature how it so meant to be with our native plants and beautiful native birds like the Tui and kereou our native moari pigeon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and a quaint village , Waitakere Village where there is a fabulous day spa called Tonic Day Spa, if you have the time go there. Wonderful drive.

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