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This is a great day trip from Auckland as only 30/60 min drive depending on where you go as a big area.
Would suggest making the visitor your first stop to find out which trails are open and get suggestions for the sort of hikes...More
Its always a little difficult to know where to take your international guests to see a piece of NZ we are proud of. We all know Rotorua or Waiheke Island, both of which are great places, but don't overlook this spot. Easy to get to,...More
Just a few minutes drive up Titirangi Road and then on to Scenic Drive will allow you to experience the beauty of the Waitakere Ranges. Stop off at the Arataki Visitor Centre and learn all about its eco system. Admire the views across all of...More
If you’re around make sure to visit this place. Beautiful location, positive vibe and a lot to do. Even just walking up to the gallery upstairs from parking can be your guide through most of the famous trees of New Zealand. And the view... And...More
We went to Arataki Visitor Centre to find out about local trails and what areas have been closed because of the Kauri dieback problem in northern New Zealand. The Centre is well-marked and has a big parking lot. You are greeted by a large Maori...More
At I-Site we booked the Habitat Tour that morning for an afternoon excursion. Tristan was great, showing my brother and I around, explaining the different trees and plants, and pointing out birds and identifying their calls; everything in New Zealand is so different from the...More
Well worth spending some time (1 or 2 days) in this area of New Zealand. Whilst Piha township has not much to offer, nearby Kitekite Falls is spectacular, Mercer Bay loop walk worth the effort , Waitakere Dam is ok for a bit of exercise....More
Several tacks are closed to prevent the spread of a disease that is killing our Kauri trees. If you are going to visit the area, follow the tracks and instructions to clean you foot wear. If the track is closed, stay away. The Arotake Visitor...More
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...More
Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
There are older people who are extrememly fit and do a lot of hiking, same as there are young people who are not fit and not used to walking. Good paths, lovely bush. If you know your limitations, wear the appropriate... More
There are older people who are extrememly fit and do a lot of hiking, same as there are young people who are not fit and not used to walking. Good paths, lovely bush. If you know your limitations, wear the appropriate footwear, carry water etc and use hiking poles, I do not see why it is not possible to enjoy a walk.