Waitakere Ranges

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  • Address: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand, Auckland
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

Waitakere Ranges - Review

Located 25 kilometre away from Auckland, the Waitakere Ranges touches an elevation of 1555 feet and offers a breath-takingview of the coastline of New Zealand. The range is nothing short of an adventure with major surf beaches, waterfalls, reserves, parks, flora and fauna- that come together to offer the heart of New Zealand.

Highlights include:

  • Lion Rock at Piha
  • Black Sand beaches near Taranaki
  • Muriwai
  • TeHenga (Bethells Beach)
  • Kitekite track that include scenic waterfall, pools and streams and need about 45 minutes to explore.

If you are driving, take a ride from Titrangi to Swanson.

Waitakere Ranges Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will be helpful.
  • You can start your visit from Arataki Visitor Centre where you can take track maps and enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Do rent a Car to make the most of the trip or opt for a trip by a local tour organiser if you don’t want to explore the place individually.

Waitakere Ranges Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

Waitakere Ranges Hours

Timings of Arataki Visitor Centre:

1st May to 31st August:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9.00 am – 5:00 pm

1st September to 30th April:

  • Monday - Friday: 9.00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9.00 am – 5:00 pm

Pedestrian access to the center is open 24 hours.

How To reach Waitakere Ranges by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Woodlands Park Rd and Manuka (located 12 kilometers away)
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car.

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TripHobo Highlights for Waitakere Ranges

  • Waitakere Ranges Address: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand, Auckland
  • Waitakere Ranges Timing: 24-hrs
  • Waitakere Ranges Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Waitakere Ranges(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Waitakere Ranges: 07:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Waitakere Ranges

  • 9.72% of people who visit Auckland include Waitakere Ranges in their plan

  • 46.61% of people start their Waitakere Ranges visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Waitakere Ranges

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

91.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Waitakere Ranges

People normally club together Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill while planning their visit to Waitakere Ranges.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Waitakere Ranges Trips

Waitakere Ranges, Auckland Reviews

  • Hard to give it more when you aren't actually allowed in the bush ANYWHERE

  • Awesome walk down the old train tracks

  • Beautiful walk to the Nihotupu Damn is still open.

  • Waitakere ranges are one of the 2 mountain ranges Auckland has; this is a small walk off the Piha road to Upper Huia Reservoir which is 45 mins each way ; would recommend for evening walks

  • This was for the Nihotupu Dam walk. 10-15 mins in, its downhill but flat all the way to Dam itself. If venturing further it leads to a rest stop barbecue area (not very scenic as bushes are over grown) and further down to bottom of Dam where its a steep step climb to top of Dam - (For the serious walkers). However, going to the dam itself is fairly easy

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