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