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Beveridge Track

Beveridge Track

Short walk near Arataki Visitor Centre in the Waitakere Ranges.   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 ▶︎

Arataki Nature Trail

Loop track by the visitor centre.   More ▶︎

Arataki Nature Trail

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

Parau Track, Waitakere Ranges

This is a neat walk that offers lots of loop options and views from the ridge to the sea. It ...   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 ▶︎
Fairy Falls sign

Fairy Falls sign

Elderly signage on the Fairy Falls Track.   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 ▶︎

Kakamatua Beach

Estuary walk   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Opanuku Pipeline Campground

Opanuku Pipeline Campground

A nice little campsite by a stream in the Waitakeres.   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 ▶︎

Barn Paddock Campground

Basic campsite located on Karamatura Farm in Huia. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water should be boiled.   More ▶︎

Karamatura Loop Track

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

Filter Track

Short walk in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Waitakere Dam loop

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

Karamatura Valley Campground

Basic campsite located in the Karamatura Valley behind Huia Bay. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required.   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 ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Fifteen metre waterfall near Huia.   More ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Short walk to a 15 metre waterfall near Huia.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

Anawhata Road Loop - 9.2km

Centennial - Home - Piha Valley - McKenzie - Quarry - McElwain Lookout   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 ▶︎
Turepo

Turepo

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

Kelly's Stream

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

Waitakere Dam

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

Montana Heritage Trail

Circuit track touring the Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Glenesk Road Loop - 9.7km

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

Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mt Donald McLean (389m)

Short walk to this summit with views of the Manukau Entrance.   More ▶︎

Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mount Donald McLean

A very short walk to a summit in the southern Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎