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Hillary Trail

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Piha Domain Camp

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

Beveridge Track

New dual-use track running from the Arataki Visitor Centre along old sections of Exhibition Drive. The track is busy with ...   More ▶︎

Beveridge Track

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

Taraire Track

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

Karekare Falls

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

Taraire Track

A short loop walk at Karekare.   More ▶︎

Comans Track

Coastal track from Karekare. Combine with Ahu Ahu Track for a good circuit.   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 ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Fifteen metre waterfall near Huia.   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 ▶︎

Lion Rock, Piha

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

Whatipu Caves Campground

Basic campsite located by the Whatipu Caves, Whatipu. Managed by Auckland Council. Bookings required. Water must be carried in from ...   More ▶︎
Whatipu Coast

Whatipu Coast

Brief coastal walk at the mouth of Manukau Harbour, south of Auckland.   More ▶︎

Karamatura Loop Track

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

Barn Paddock Campground

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

Pararaha Valley

Pararaha valley, Waitakere ranges. taken December 2005.   More ▶︎
Omanawanui Track

Omanawanui Track

Omanawanui is the best track in the whole of the Waitakere Ranges with fantastic views of the Manukau Harbour and ...   More ▶︎

McCreadies Paddock Campground

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

Tunnel Point Campground

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

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

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

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

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

Whatipu coastline

Wide blacksand beach west of Whatipu.   More ▶︎
Whatipu coastline

Whatipu coastline

Dramatic cliffs and blacksand beaches west of the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Glenesk Road Loop - 9.7km

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

Karamatura Falls

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

Whatipu Lodge Campground

Campground attached to the historic Whatipu Lodge. Managed by Auckland Council.   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 ▶︎

Craw Campground

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

Karamatura Valley Campground

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

Omanawanui Track

Looking north east along the Omanawanui track towards the trig at point 241. The track descends from the peak along ...   More ▶︎
Omanawanui

Omanawanui

Paratutae Island and Nine Pin Rock   More ▶︎

Kitekite Falls

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

Nikau forest

Kitekite Track, Piha.   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 ▶︎

North Piha

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

Marawhara Walk

Short walk to a North Piha picnic area.   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 ▶︎

Odlins 2 Campground

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

Kakamatua Beach

Estuary walk   More ▶︎

Anawhata Road Loop - 9.2km

Centennial - Home - Piha Valley - McKenzie - Quarry - McElwain Lookout   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 ▶︎
Happy Boots

Happy Boots

Are yours happy lately? ;-)   More ▶︎

Montana Heritage Trail

Circuit track touring the Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.   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 ▶︎
Mokoroa Stream Track

Mokoroa Stream Track

Edging around rocky ledges at the edge of the stream.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa falls

View from the view point   More ▶︎
Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa from the view point   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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Mokoroa Falls Track

Mokoroa Falls Track

Young kauri forest near the fall.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Stream track

Mokoroa Stream track

Lovely stream walk. Rocks were very slippery.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Stream track

Mokoroa Stream track

Lots of tree ferns and nikau palms. Lush and very seldom out of view of the stream. We enjoyed a ...   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Falls Track

Mokoroa Falls Track

Good views of the 11m Mokoroa Falls.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Stream Track

Mokoroa Stream Track

A lush forest trail criss-crossing the Mokoroa Stream and leading to the foot of the Mokoroa Falls.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Falls

Mokoroa Falls

11m falls at the head of the Mokoroa Stream Track.   More ▶︎
Houheria Stream Falls

Houheria Stream Falls

Mokoroa and Houheria Stream Falls goth tumble into the same dusty amphitheatre.   More ▶︎
Morepork

Morepork

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

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 ▶︎
Auckland City Walk

Auckland City Walk

Short walk in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges.   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 ▶︎
Waitakere Dam

Waitakere Dam

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

Fairy Falls Loop

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

Waitakere Dam loop

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

Filter Track

Short walk in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Kauri giant on the Filter Track

Kauri giant on the Filter Track

A beautiful ridge of kauri on this quiet track   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 ▶︎
Puriri

Puriri

East Tunnel Mouth Track in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎