Waitakere Ranges, Auckland

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Address: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand

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About Waitakere Ranges, Auckland

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 Opening and Closing 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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Waitakere Ranges, Auckland Reviews - Write a Review

  • 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 and further down to bottom of Dam where its a step climb to top of Dam - For the serious walkers. However, going to the dam itself is fairly easy

  • Love this place and it's a privilege to have it as my " office" on a Tuesday afternoon. Simply devine.

  • I live very close to the ranges, so its my best get away from my daily juggles. I have covered many walks here. The highest attraction is it got something suitable for everyone, even for kids. A must visit.

  • Lovely walk to the dam past a few waterfalls. Make sure you go past the dam and follow the signs for "tram lines". This leads to a great walk down to the bottom of the dam. When you get there you can climb up the steps up the side of the dam! Very cool experience although I wish it was longer walk from the upper car park.

  • Lots of tracks closed now to prevent Kauri dieback from spreading

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