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Kauri stand, Waitākere Ranges.

Montana Heritage Trail

Circuit track touring the Ark in the Park in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Hillary Trail marker

Hillary Trail marker

A marker nailed into a kauri tree on the Upper Kauri Track.   More ▶︎
Auckland City Walk

Auckland City Walk

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

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 ▶︎
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, 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Kauri giant on the Filter Track

Kauri giant on the Filter Track

A beautiful ridge of kauri on this quiet track   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 ▶︎
Peripatus Track, Waitakere

Peripatus Track, Waitakere

A beaut stream. Wonder if there are any peripatus around here anymore...   More ▶︎
Happy Boots

Happy Boots

Are yours happy lately? ;-)   More ▶︎
Puriri

Puriri

East Tunnel Mouth Track in the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Fairy Falls Loop

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

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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail

A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.   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 ▶︎
Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

One of the highlights of the Waitakere Ranges.   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 sign

Fairy Falls sign

Elderly signage on the Fairy Falls Track.   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 ▶︎

Anawhata Road Loop - 9.2km

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

Craw Campground

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

Glenesk Road Loop - 9.7km

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

Morepork

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

Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa from the view point   More ▶︎
Mokoroa falls

Mokoroa falls

View from the view point   More ▶︎
Goldie Bush Walkway

Goldie Bush Walkway

A brief trail through dry kauri forest.   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 ▶︎

North Piha

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

Mokoroa Stream Track

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

Marawhara Walk

Short walk to a North Piha picnic area.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Falls Track

Mokoroa Falls Track

Young kauri forest near the fall.   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 Stream track

Mokoroa Stream track

Lovely stream walk. Rocks were very slippery.   More ▶︎
Mokoroa Falls

Mokoroa Falls

11m falls at the head of the Mokoroa Stream Track.   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 Track

Mokoroa Falls Track

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

Houheria Stream Falls

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

Te Henga

Sunrise over Bethells   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 ▶︎

Kitekite Falls

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

Nikau forest

Kitekite Track, Piha.   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 ▶︎
Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls

Pretty waterfall in behind Piha, and a popular swimming hole.   More ▶︎

Lion Rock, Piha

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