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Marawhara Walk

North Piha

Four tracks form a circuit at North Piha, and visit secluded Whites Beach.   More ▶︎

Lion Rock, Piha

Short climb onto the famous Lion Rock (Te Piha) at Piha.   More ▶︎
Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail

A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. ALOT OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED FOR KAURI DIE BACK ...   More ▶︎
Piha - Karekare

Piha - Karekare

The Piha - Karekare section of the Hillary Trail. Half beautiful walk through forest with a waterfall. Half cliff-top walk ...   More ▶︎

Piha Domain Camp

This large camping ground at Piha makes for an excellent base to explore the Waitakere Ranges or an overnight stop ...   More ▶︎

Glenesk Road Loop - 9.7km

Maungaroa Lookout - Maungaroa Ridge - Quarry - Forbes - Centennial - Home   More ▶︎

Craw Campground

A new campsite built for the Hillary Trail. Located on the old Craw Homestead site on Anawhata Road.   More ▶︎

Kitekite Falls

Short loop to a Waitakere Ranges waterfall.   More ▶︎
Nikau forest

Nikau forest

Kitekite Track, Piha.   More ▶︎

Anawhata Road Loop - 9.2km

Centennial - Home - Piha Valley - McKenzie - Quarry - McElwain Lookout   More ▶︎
Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls

Pretty waterfall in behind Piha, and a popular swimming hole.   More ▶︎
Waitakere Dam, tunnels and Anawhata Stream Loop

Waitakere Dam, tunnels and Anawhata Stream Loop

Waitakere Dam, tunnels and Anawhata Stream Loop This 4.5 hour walk takes you through kauri forest, ferny-edged streams, up and along ...   More ▶︎

Ahu Ahu Track (partial)

Ahu Ahu Track is an old bridle trail near Karekare. It is wide and smooth although relatively steep. Combine it ...   More ▶︎

Comans Track

Coastal track from Karekare. Combine with Ahu Ahu Track for a good circuit.   More ▶︎
Happy Boots

Happy Boots

Are yours happy lately? ;-)   More ▶︎

McCreadies Paddock Campground

Basic campsite near Karekare. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water from stream.   More ▶︎
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

The largest regional park managed by Auckland Council, this park covers 17000 hectares of rich and diverse forests, as well ...   More ▶︎

Ngaro Te Kotare Hut

A large hut in the Waitakere Ranges. The hut was opened 17 March 1929 by the Auckland Tramping Club. Cookware ...   More ▶︎

Cutty Grass Track - Waitakere Ranges

Nice day walk in the Waitaks. Wide, easy to follow track. Mainly clay base so it can get muddy and ...   More ▶︎

Taraire Track

Short look walk at Karekare in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Taraire Track

A short loop walk at Karekare.   More ▶︎

Ōngāruanuku Hut

Ōngāruanuku or "O'nuku" as it's known is maintained by the Auckland University Tramping Club. It was once an abandoned timber ...   More ▶︎

Karekare Falls

Short and easy walk to a picnic area at the base of the falls.   More ▶︎

Montana Heritage Trail

Circuit track touring the Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges

Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges

A beaut walk in kauri forest, from the Cascades carpark. A good introductory tramp in a half day. Take your ...   More ▶︎
Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May. 10 high risk tracks in the Hunua ...   More ▶︎

Tunnel Point Campground

Basic campsite located by an old logging tramway tunnel south of Karekare. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   More ▶︎
Hillary Trail marker

Hillary Trail marker

A marker nailed into a kauri tree on the Upper Kauri Track.   More ▶︎
Kauri stand, Waitākere Ranges.

Kauri stand, Waitākere Ranges.

The Upper Kauri Track at Cascade Kauri Park winds through this beautiful kauri stand.   More ▶︎
Waitakere Dam

Waitakere Dam

One of the water supply dams of the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Waitakere Dam loop

A circuit taking in the Waitakere Dam and Tramline.   More ▶︎
Fairy Falls Track

Fairy Falls Track

One of the feature walks of the Waitakere Ranges, this track leads easily through kauri forest to the top of ...   More ▶︎

Fairy Falls Loop

Circuit in the Waitakere Ranges visiting the Fairy Falls and returning along the Old Coach Road.   More ▶︎

Old Coach Road Track, Waitakere Ranges

This track follows the course of the original coach road near what is now Mountain Road. A pleasant bushwalk in itself, ...   More ▶︎
Nikau and puriri forest

Nikau and puriri forest

Buck Taylor Track, Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Buck Taylor Track - Pararaha Stream Circuit

Buck Taylor Track - Pararaha Stream Circuit

A short loop in the coastal Waitakere Ranges, visiting the lagoons of Pararaha Bay, and climbing the beautiful Pararaha Valley.   More ▶︎

Odlins 2 Campground

Small campsite on the Odlin Timber Track. Bookings required. Stream water.   More ▶︎

Pae o te Rangi Campground

Pae o te Rangi is a campsite in the Kauri Cascades area of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings ...   More ▶︎
Auckland City Walk

Auckland City Walk

Short walk in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Rock lily

Rock lily

Rengarenga (Arthropodium cirratum) is common on rock faces in the North Island and Marlborough. It is also a popular garden ...   More ▶︎
Kelly's Stream

Kelly's Stream

This stream is diverted over the top of the Waitakere Tramline.   More ▶︎
Waitakere Dam and Falls

Waitakere Dam and Falls

The Waitakere Dam was completed 1910 over the top of the Waitakere Falls (95m). This view is from the Waitakere ...   More ▶︎
Tiriwa Point

Tiriwa Point

Dramatic coastal cliffs at Pararaha Bay.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Valley

Pararaha Valley

From Pararaha Bay.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Bay

Pararaha Bay

From the Buck Taylor Track. Pararaha Point on the left, Tiriwa Point on the right.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Valley

Pararaha Valley

Pararaha valley, Waitakere ranges. taken December 2005.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Stream

Pararaha Stream

The track becomes a rock scramble higher in the valley.   More ▶︎
Pararaha Stream

Pararaha Stream

The stream passes over a series of falls.   More ▶︎
Waitakere Waterfall

Waitakere Waterfall

Waitakere Waterfall used to be a big attraction in this part of the ranges, but rarely flows like this since ...   More ▶︎
Waitakere Reservoir from Tramline Track

Waitakere Reservoir from Tramline Track

The Waitakere Reservoir from Tramline Track, this is a good option when doing the Montana Trail to skip the last ...   More ▶︎

Upper Nihotupu Walk

Easy walk past waterfalls to the Upper Nihotupu Reservoir.   More ▶︎

Upper Nihotupu Walk

Easy walk along a service road to the Upper Nihotupu Reservoir in the Waitakere Ranges. Climb the face of the ...   More ▶︎
Te Henga Walkway - from Bethells Beach, Waitakere

Te Henga Walkway - from Bethells Beach, Waitakere

Ok. Are you ready to be blown away? Maybe literally - choose your day! Take this one as seriously as you like ...   More ▶︎
Te Henga

Te Henga

Sunrise over Bethells   More ▶︎
Pararaha Valley Campground

Pararaha Valley Campground

Basic campsite located in the beautiful Pararaha Valley just back from the blacksand beach. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   More ▶︎
Les Ward Shelter, Pararaha Campsite

Les Ward Shelter, Pararaha Campsite

This campsite at the foot of the Pararaha Valley is managed by ARC. Bookings required.   More ▶︎
Les Ward Shelter

Les Ward Shelter

A large, octagonal picnic shelter in the Pararaha Valley, Waitakere Ranges. Camping is available around the shelter (40 people max), ...   More ▶︎
Upper falls, Fairy Falls

Upper falls, Fairy Falls

This waterfall descends in a series of 8 or so steps through kauri forest. A path leads to the top.   More ▶︎
Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

One of the highlights of the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Turepo

Turepo

Rhabdothamnus solandri, an odd shrub of the North Island. This one was on the West Tunnel Mouth Track, Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Filter Track

Short walk in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Fairy Falls sign

Fairy Falls sign

Elderly signage on the Fairy Falls Track.   More ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Short walk to a 15 metre waterfall near Huia.   More ▶︎
Kauri giant on the Filter Track

Kauri giant on the Filter Track

A beautiful ridge of kauri on this quiet track   More ▶︎
Puriri

Puriri

East Tunnel Mouth Track in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Huia loop walk - Waitakere Ranges

Ok this is another goodie, 3-4 hours walk in young kauri forest with a view of the Manukau Harbour mouth ...   More ▶︎
Peripatus Track, Waitakere

Peripatus Track, Waitakere

A beaut stream. Wonder if there are any peripatus around here anymore...   More ▶︎
A pipe, a pipe!

A pipe, a pipe!

An actual pipe on the Swanson Pipeline track, and a Filter Station on the filter track - it's all too ...   More ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Fifteen metre waterfall near Huia.   More ▶︎

Karamatura Loop Track

Combined with the Karamatura Track this forms an easy valley walk in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Small campsite in the Waitakere Ranges. The campsite has two grassy spaces amongst pretty forest on the banks of the ...   More ▶︎
Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

A nice little campsite by a stream in the Waitakeres.   More ▶︎
Goldies Bush - Mokoroa Stream Circuit

Goldies Bush - Mokoroa Stream Circuit

An excellent loop route through Goldies Bush Scenic Reserve, exploring both damp and dry forest, and visiting a waterfall.   More ▶︎
Goldie Bush Walkway

Goldie Bush Walkway

A brief trail through dry kauri forest.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa falls

View from the view point   More ▶︎
Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa from the view point   More ▶︎
Morepork

Morepork

This morepork was roosting in an old puriri on the Goldies Bush Walkway. We disturbed it as we passed.   More ▶︎