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Arataki Visitor Centre

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The Arataki Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, with more than 16,000 hectares of native rainforest and coastline. It's 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking views, and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
+64 9-892 4789
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place for a day out drive from Auckland city - GPS it here. Its a lovely drive about 40 mins from Auckland. 1.Stop for a coffee, snack or lunch along the way in the smallish town of Titirangi where...More

1  Thank Elaine Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service:                      7/10 Atmosphere:             6/10 Cost:               Free / donation Safety:                        9/10  Family friendly:...More

1  Thank DFKAuckland
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The most friendly and helpful staff ever, they are very knowledgeable and can help you with things to do and see in the area. Amazing viewpoint and the facilities are lovely, calm and relaxing atmosphere. Good toilets and free Wi-Fi that actually works. Also you...More

Thank Ana Q
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

what an amazing place to stop. Such an informative visitors centre. So well presented. Decks with superb views across the Auckland area, brilliant easy bush walks that children can enjoy and to top it off fantastic staff who great you warmly. A must visit

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The weather was absolutely foul!!! so we thought it would fill in some time. Very interesting place. Got some good maps - better than we had been using. staff friendly. Stunning building and what could be seen of the view great, a clear day would...More

Thank katejim1
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to see the view through one of the golden frames, and to see the educational area. Very informative in regards to the regions flora and the kauri tree issue. There is a small gift shop, not cheap, but if you like it...More

1  Thank lisstravelsalot
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Arataki Visitor Centre is a very relaxing place and the visitor centre itself provides a spectacular view of the mountains and sea as you follow the wooden path on the left side of the entrance to the centre. There were a few easy trails nearby...More

1  Thank travelwithting
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a stunning experience like no other in Auckland and it's free. A beautiful scenic drive halfway to Piha beach the Arataki Visitor Centre sits on the side of a hilltop overlooking the Waitakere Ranges, a native New Zealand forest. The visitor centre itself...More

Thank terangi706
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We planned to go to KareKare beach. But it was raining so we stopped over at the Arataki Visitor Center. We hanged out there for a little while and filmed a bit. Then we headed over to the beach. After we came back, we decided...More

Thank TravelsWithPhillip
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

No idea this was here, driven past so many times and never stopped I am so glad I did............. won’t hesitate against

1  Thank Mdggnz
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