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“Amazing Worth visiting place in Auckland”
Review of Waitakere Ranges

Waitakere Ranges
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
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Owner description: This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.
Reviewed September 25, 2013

A simply amazing place to visit if you ever get to Auckland!! Whether sight-seeing or for a day tramp the Waitakere Ranges are worth a visiting.The Waitakere Ranges offer a wide variety of bush walks ranging from easy to intermediate & difficult. Journeying through second generation bush amongst the once Kauri clad ranges these are some of the best ramblers tracks in the Southern Hemisphere.

On a hot day there is nothing more cooling than to walk the Waitakere tracks through the Punga & mature Kauri or Totara trees, across lively streams through light dapples ferns.

To get accustomed to the unique flora of the Waitakere Ranges walk the track opposite the Waitakere Rangers Station where everything is labelled. No snakes here but many glow worms if you care to walk the tracks after dark. Spectacular Fairy Falls where the water drops from high into a water hole worth a dip. Timeless, ancient, mysterious and alluring.

i will say dont miss this place when you visit auckland!

1  Thank christy l
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Feeling fed up with the Americas Cup race fiasco - we took off to Huia ti take some scenic pics (I like to paint them). Took the Huia Road from Titirangi past the little Huia Bay Store, and marvelled at the stunning water views and the new spring lambs in the lush fields of the coastal farmland. Up the winding hill, just past the Whatipu turnoff we discovered a wonderful walk which took us to the highest point with the most amazing view to the Manukau Headlands and on the other side to Auckand City. On the way home, totally indulged in an excellent coffee and scrumptious home made cake at the Huia Store. Absolutely recommend this as a refreshing break. P.S. The ARC have a wonderful old cottage on the waterfront where you can stay overnight for a small amount of $. Phone the Arataki Centre on Scenic Drive to book.

2  Thank LilyAnna
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

It was a rainy day which made it all the better for me. The smell of the trees and the atmosphere is great. Plenty of info and things to buy and lots of walking tracks...

Thank nzRick74
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

About half-hour drive from Auckland central. Beautiful views. Certainly worth the trip. They offer a few Trials. If you are into a challange, you are offered the Hillary Trail. It's a 70k multi-day tramp for experience trampers. For me, I took the Nature Trail. Took me about 2 hours to complete. Would recommend to families with young children as a day outing.

Thank tmaknz
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

The Waitakere Ranges offer a wide variety of bush walks ranging from easy to intermediate & difficult. Journeying through second generation bush amongst the once Kauri clad ranges these are some of the best ramblers tracks in the Southern Hemisphere.

On a hot day there is nothing more cooling than to walk the Waitakere tracks through the Punga & mature Kauri or Totara trees, across lively streams through light dapples ferns.

To get accustomed to the unique flora of the Waitakere Ranges walk the track opposite the Waitakere Rangers Station where everything is labelled. No snakes here but many glow worms if you care to walk the tracks after dark. Spectacular Fairy Falls where the water drops from high into a water hole worth a dip in the hot weather. Timeless, ancient, mysterious and alluring.

Not to be missed if visiting Auckland.

Thank Fullspectrumservices
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