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Arataki Visitor Centre

300 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Waitakere City 2004, New Zealand
+64 9-817 0077
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300 Scenic Drive | Titirangi, Waitakere City 2004, New Zealand
+64 9-817 0077
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful stop, with gorgeous views and walking trails. It is very child friendly with many activities to engage children. This center is housed in a lovely building and was overall educational and enjoyable.

Thank lovestotravel013
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were visiting Auckland from the US and made our way to the Arataki Visitor Center. This is a beautifully maintained visitor center and is free. There is a nice 12 minute film about the area and there are several viewing areas of the landscape....More

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the west coastline. The facility has nice views from their porches. Inside is a history of the area and a few small displays of animals and insects. They have an area geared to kids and of course a...More

Thank swiftmi
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The Arataki visitors centre is easy to get to and great for kids and adults. There's free tea and coffee, a huge space with decking and bean bags and deck chairs to rest in the sun. The ranger staff are very knowledgeable about the Waitakere...More

Thank 8littlefeet
outdoorwestie, Manager at Arataki Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Just so people don't get confused coffee is available but costs $3. Many thanks

Reviewed 12 January 2017

A fantastic location, with walking trails branching off. Some are quite steep and rugged, others much more gentle — so there's something for everyone. It's also a great place to have a picnic. So don't miss it!

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The staff here are incredibly helpful in planning your day trip or tramp in the Waitakere Ranges. The views are stunning and the nature trail loop is beautiful. Safe secure parking if you are doing overnight tramps. Interesting information about the local area and displays...More

Thank Aqualibra1
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Arataki visitor centre is one of the best visitor centres I have ever been to! So many interactive learning experiences available at the centre ! A great place for kids and families ! Stunning views too! There are different trails catering for people of various...More

1  Thank Jessieterry2010
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The 11m high Maori post at the front of the Visitor Centre is one of the largest of its kind in NZ. It gives the Centre a very outstanding looking. Upstairs is where all the resources are: knowledgeable staff, information brochures, art gallery, kid's corner,...More

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in here because we saw the sign for danish ice creams! Firstly the ice creams were delicious and the gentleman serving them even took our photo in the frame next to his stall (good customer service!) Then we went into the AV room...More

Thank Daneka_NZ
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The views over the two harbours from Arataki are amazing. I would definitely recommend coming here for the view. There are also some fun activites for the wee ones insdie the Visitor Centre. If you are up for a walk, I would recommend the walk...More

Thank Tennille S
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10 March 2017|
Response from outdoorwestie | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is very limited public transport to Arataki Visitor centre. You can get public transport to Tititrangi and enjoy a lovely 7 km walk through a mixture of roads and bush tracks to Arataki... More