Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland
To the west of Auckland
is the Waitakere Ranges park, with 250 kilometers of walking and hiking trails, beaches and breathtaking views. Get your bearings at the Arataki Visitor Centre, about 40 minutes from the city, and choose your own adventure from treks of various lengths and degrees of difficulty. Get to know the park's flora and fauna on the nature trail, tread the black-sand beaches of Piha or cool off in the waterfalls of Kitekite.