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“Stunning beauty”
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 May 27, 2014

Over many years I've enjoyed hiking through the Waitakeres. I love the diversity which the landscape provides. I am studying Rongoa Maori medicine so I'll be continuing to visit this beautiful area for many years to come.

Thank Talins
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I did the Edmund Hillary trail, and it was superb. I was very isolated and the nature was amazing, I would suggest the trail to any fellow hiker who is in the area!

Thank Sebastian S
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Take the Scenic Drive out of Auckland and go and explore the Waitakere Ranges. Stop off at the brilliant Arataki Visitor Centre on your way out for a photo with a pre-set frame and all the information you could possibly need about the work being carried out in the area and the walks available. My advice, go to Karekare and Piha and enjoy the several shorter walks available around that area. Beautiful views, walks accessible for all ages and, of course, free. Makes for a great day out and a perfect introduction to the scenery New Zealand has to offer.

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

I did a tour to the Waitakere Ranges and to Piha Beach and Lion Rock. It was OK doing this coach tour but pretty average and boring

1  Thank chctraveller69
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Arataki - the pathway to learning is a wonderful introduction to the secrets of the Waitakeri Ranges Regional park and only some thirty minutes drive out of Aukland.
The Visitor Centre, with a fascinating shape designed around a number of existing, and integral trees, is a hive of information itself, with enough to keep virtually all ages interested, and enthused, and a blend of both static, live and interactive displays.
Externally the nearby Arataki Nature Trail provides an introduction to the plants and wildlife of the rain forest, well signed and manageable by virtually any age group, although there are the occasional steps or steep rises to viewpoints.
The imposing carved pou posts at the front of the visitor centre were carved out of two kauro trees taken from the great forest of Tiriwa by the local guardians of the land.
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Thank john t
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