Want to escape the city and explore some of New Zealand’s wilderness? Join an adventure and visit Auckland’s wild west coast. This journey will take you through the beautiful Waitakere Ranges to Auckland’s black sand beaches!
Enjoy the opportunity to have a brief invigorating stroll down a black sand beach and an easy 20-minute native bush walk to see a cascading waterfall.
Piha – Stride along the black sand and inhale the bracing, salty air. View the famous Lion Rock. You’ll likely spot experienced surfers tackling the pounding surf.
Karekare – Part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, the remote, wild beach of Karekare was the location of the Oscar-winning Jane Campion movie The Piano. There are many forest walks including an easy track to the spectacular Karekare Falls.
Arataki Visitor Centre – Located high in the Waitakere Ranges, an ancient native rainforest, the centre offers a wealth of information, as well as panoramic views over a reservoir and the Manukau Harbour.