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Review of Waitakere Ranges

Waitakere Ranges
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US$209.50*
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Waitakere Ranges Guided Walk from Auckland
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Owner description: This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Winding roads through the hills take you through the beautiful scenery. We did the nice easy hike to Lake Wainamu which walks along/through a lovely stream past incredibly large black sand dunes. The lake is very nice. There are toilets just before you get near the lake. We saw several kinds of birds. The view from atop the dunes is very worthwhile.

Thank BLM-AK
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were visiting from the USA and wanted to see a panaromic view of the area. So a group of us hiked up to the Waitakere Ranges and say a superb view of the area. And there is a great pic spot with a "picture frame" right there for you to stand in and become part of the scenery. Loved it!

Thank mewillE55
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

A must see and don't miss it if you stop by Auckland! The mountains and beach are just unbelievably beautiful! And it's just 20 mins drive away from the downtown and it yet is so different!

Thank Tony Z
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Love the place a bit of wilderness on the western edge of Auckland. After heading up the Northwestern motorway (got lost then) you come to the Ranges some fantastic walks and views out from the top of the hills. You can see the beautiful countryside that New Zealand has to offer.

Thank swanseasailor
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

There are no snakes or nasties to worry about...just a great place to immerse yourself in nature. Lots of walking tracks for different levels of fitness. Used to tramp there years ago with the Auckland Tramping Club. I'm sure that they would be happy or anyone to join them on one of their walks. A nice way to enjoy nature, stay safe and meet some locals. Google Auckland Tramping Club and you will find a list of the many clubs in Auckland. Call any of them and I'm sure they would welcome you...a great local experience.

Thank MaggieB75
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