Arataki Nature Trail

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 45 min loop track
  • Easy

This short loop offers a good introduction to the flora of the Waitakere Ranges.

Key information
Walking time
45 min
Distance
1.6km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Accessibility
Wheelchair-access
Wheelchair-access
Most of the trail is suitable for strollers, while the Identification Loop is also suitable for wheelchairs.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Dr, Oratia, Waitakere 0604
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Maps
NZTopo50-BB31
Altitude
127m – 215m
Altitude change 88m
More information

This short loop offers a good introduction to the flora of the Waitakere Ranges. From the Arataki Visitor Centre, follow the signs through an underpass decorated with murals and into regenerating forest. The smooth track passes a shelter and junction. A plant identification loop leads off here. Upper and lower loops lead down the hillside for a variety of options. From the bottom junction, a steeper track leads up to a kauri knoll: a boardwalk leading into a ring of trees.

Connecting tracks

  • The Parker Track starts on the Identification loop and leads easily down to Parker Road.
Map
This track needs a photograph.
ID 15969

About this track

Added 8 January 2016 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 14 September 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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