Waitakere Ranges

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  • Address: Waitakere Ranges, Piha 0772, New Zealand, Auckland
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 07:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature
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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
  • Time required to visit Waitakere Ranges: 07:00 Hrs
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  • 6.83% 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

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