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
Tickets From $103.44

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Waitakere Ranges

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

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  • Waitakere Ranges Address: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand, Auckland
  • Waitakere Ranges Timing: 24-hrs
  • Waitakere Ranges Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Waitakere Ranges: 07:00 Hrs
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  • 9.56% 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 Reviews & Ratings

  • This tour is absolutely amazing! I cannot describe the beauty of the coastline and the coast walk within this tour! The tour guide (Dave) is very knowledgable and friendly which as a solo traveller is really good! The tour is very well put together and really amazing. The trails and the waterfalls (Karekare and the waterfall at the dam) were absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend!

  • Great for bush walks and hikes, good selection of tracks

  • Great walks.

  • Good place for a walk. Just make sure to clean your shoes carefully on the starting point. Keep kauri standing.

  • Peaceful walks among the native vegetation and bird calls

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