Beveridge Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 30 min one way
  • Easy

New dual-use track running from the Arataki Visitor Centre along old sections of Exhibition Drive. The track is busy with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers.

Key information
Walking time
30 min
Distance
1.7km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Foot of the car park, Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere 0604
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Ends
Mackies Rest on Exhibition Drive.
Maps
NZTopo50-BB31
Altitude
150m – 220m
Altitude change 70m
More information

This trail was built 2011 to honour the work of Waitakere ranger Bill Beveridge. It sets off as a smooth nature trail with local species labelled along the way. Past a viewpoint, the track descends in a zigzag before levelling off and crossing a road to a forest track that was once a section of Exhibition Drive. 

The track soon passes the Monkey Drive. The Monkey Drive was part of a pipeline from Upper Nihotupu Reservoir to Western Springs, driven 1901. Beyond here, the track ends at the Mackies Rest viewpoint. Mackie was a local trader in the 1800s. 

From here, you can continue on along Exhibition Drive by turning left onto the private shingle road. Exhibition Drive will take you all the way to the concrete box of the Nihotupu Filter Station at the end of Scenic Drive. However, this route does not return you to the visitor centre: head back the way you came. 

Map
This track needs a photograph.
ID 15963

About this track

Added 5 January 2016 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 14 September 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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