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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
+64 9-817 0089
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

A great camping site. The place is full of camping grounds and try to find one away from tourists. There is food, BBQ and all other options on the grounds.

Thank DixonOnATrip
Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love hiking the ranges. So many different ones to try, Slowly working my way up in difficulty. Kauri Die back is pretty bad at the moment so please be vigilant

1  Thank JennaC_NZ
Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a place.. No words to describe its beauty.. The scenic view of the bushes from the top and the coolnes of Piha .. Must to visit if u planning ur way to Piha..

Thank Annnyy
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Was lucky enough to get my own private tour with guide Sean...... What a beautiful afternoon of the most gorgeous sights, Piha Beach with its black, soft sand and then onto the Waitakere Ranges....... OMG, natural waterfalls, the most beautiful old forest with the oldest...More

1  Thank Leelee58
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hundreds of scenic and bush walks, catering to all abilities, from short gravel tracks, to 8+hr hikes. Definitely worth a look.

Thank Scarlett_Manuka
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Rough beaches, being on the west coast and all, but beautiful all the same and some great campsites out that way.

Thank amberlievable
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Hike, waterfall, and black sand beach! Fabulous tour! Thanks Tony! You were a great host! Shawn too!

Thank Kayegibson
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Such a wonderful experience here with amazing views, fabulous walks and so much more. A day out with the camera. Good walking shoes recommended!

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such wonderful views from the visitors centre, All the staff are helpful and knowledgeable and happy to advise on walks through the ranges. We did some beautiful ones.

Thank carol m
Reviewed July 6, 2015

A must see, skip the city and head here. Waterfalls, great hiking trails, gorgeous beaches. Got VIP treatment with Absolute tours!!

Thank Jaime V
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Wendy K
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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
October 12, 2016|
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Response from nmcneill | Reviewed this property |
I would swim in Destruction Gully.