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“Waitakere Ranges (and Piha Beach)”
Review of Waitakere Ranges

Waitakere Ranges
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$218.92*
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
Ranked #8 of 268 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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181 reviews
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“Waitakere Ranges (and Piha Beach)”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

My first activity in New Zealand was a tour of the Waitakere Ranges and out to Piha Beach with Bush & Beach. The guide was excellent and Piha has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Visited March 2013
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Fantastic nature walk. It can take a little bit of a drive to get there, but well worth it. I'd love to go for a major trek through the area if I get the chance to return there in the future!!

Visited January 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Slice of heaven”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Trip from Auckland to the Island relaxing and views breath taking. Island itself diversified with landscape and the number of vineyards and wineries. Opportunities for sampling was plentiful and selection of vineyards bountiful.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Giant Kauri, Waitakere Ranges”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Beautiful and awesome pristine experience standing before the magnificent huge Kauri tree near the Water filter Station at the Swanson end of the Waitakeres. The giant tree must be hundreds of years old and is a remarkable sight.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Waitakere”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Waitakere Ranges is close to AKL so we usually go there to do small weekend trips. The very first one we did was to Upper Nihotupu Dam. Very short walk, something about 40-50 minutes from the car park. But just beautiful! It was raining a lot but still worth it!
You will see some really nice water falls on the way and then you walk next to the river. The dam is also really cool.

Visited November 2013
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