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Waitakere Ranges

Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, 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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Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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+64 9-817 0089
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it wasn't for a few trees in the way we could see the Arataki Visitors Centre, at the top of the Waitakere Rangers, from our own house on the beach 5km away. We always take overseas visitors to Arataki as the views over the...More

1  Thank Robinjyates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very picturesque drive to Piha beach. The visitor centre offers lovely views and a taste of the bushland and forest trees and shrubs in the area. Some nice walks fom there of varying time and length and the start of the Hilary Trail which...More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here on our way to the beach or if we are going tramping. Beautiful lookout, a lovely stop for kids and adults a like. You can spend the afternoon here going on different walks or you can just pop by on your...More

Thank GraceGlowNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of great walks to do, gorgeous views - fairy falls and cascade falls! Little slippery in winter but just as gorgeous as in summer.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go hiking there every weekend, there is a wide variety of hiking trails of different levels and the scenery is beautiful.

Thank Lubna H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If your term felling energetic go along ther Sir Ed Hillary track, its 80 km long so unless your doing the ultra marathon then it will take you a couple of days

Thank Ruburt
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Always beautiful no matter the weather or destination, all of Waitakere is stunning! Visit the beaches, the bush, the dams...scenery is incredible.

Thank natisham1
Reviewed 26 June 2017

What a contrast to the busy city. Beautiful hills, walks and beaches all with 40 minutes of the city. The visitor centre was a worthwhile stop to get bearings and plan which walks to do. We did a two hour circuit with cliff tops and...More

Thank Skydom
Reviewed 7 June 2017

After a meeting in Auckland a colleague suggested to go here - and I enjoyed a whole day of hiking, the views, but also the (last part of the) drive there. If you have half a day to a day, go here and enjoy. If...More

1  Thank Maritian
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Myself and my partner thoroughly enjoy hiking and as recent expats to Auckland, we wanted to explore some local hikes. We parked at the end of Falls Road and got ready to start. My best recommendation here is take a photo of the whole map...More

Thank Beckywhiteside8
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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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