There are lots of walks throughout the Waitakere Ranges. Check into the Visitor Centre and pick up a free map. You can wander for hours in the bush but do make sure that someone knows where you are. It is very peaceful and generally fairly quiet with not too many hordes also walking there.
- Watagan Rd to Flat Rock Lookout on the Great North Walk
- Flat Rock to Beavens Pt Rd on the Great North Walk
- Motutapo Island