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Arataki Visitor Centre

Address: Scenic Drive | Waitakere City, Waitakere City 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)9 303 1530
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

A great experience just to walk around the centre, it is so well designed and thought out. Also, the views from outside are spectacular

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Auckland New Zealand
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71 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This centre is located on Scenic Drive Titirangi. A wonderful centre explaining some of the Maori legends and giving full information for those who would like to do some hiking around the Waitakere Ranges. They also have some live displays of our native skinks and wetas.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Well put together and very informative. Nice change to all the adrenaline fuelled activities.

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Auckland - NZ
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41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

You have to make a stop at this great information centre. Get maps and more information about all the walks the area has to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Actually this places is only around 9 Km from New Lynn which is where I live. The centre is two-layer building with a very huge car park area where you can find a small counter for ice cream about 7 NZD each and several free drinking fountain ( the water stream not very high due to low pressure and you... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

In and around Auckland are many beautiful bushwalks, forest reserves and other well known and not-so well known tracks through both planted pine and local plant life. I love to get out and jog around (okay, so it degenerates to a walk up some of the hills...) almost all of the ones I can get out to - the more... More 

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39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

Arataki is Maori for 'place of learning' and this visitor centre lives up to that name! Perched 400m above sea-level, [most times] the panoramic views of Auckland city and the surrounding countryside are just awesome. Located in the Waitakere Ranges, this geography causes the area to receive much more rain than Auckland city does, so this is why the region... More 

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