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If you are in the area, this is a definite stop. Would suggest staying at the Waitakere Resort while there. Rooms are spacious with nice view over the valley to Auckland. Meals are super and deserts are to die for. The park is just a...More
The ranges were the last place i visited whilst in NZ and the phrase of saving the best till last certainly applied her as it was a fantastic place too visit with excellent views and i would say is a must visit place if you...More
This is only 15 km from where I live and I have been there many times. At the front is a wooden Maori warrior and inside are mementos of the kauri logging that used to occur in the past. There is a good view down...More
The ranges are beautiful but it is important to know that because of kauri dieback, most trails are now closed and could be closed for the next 50 years. The Arataki visitor centre says that the 250km of trails have now been reduced to 20km,...More
The Arataki Visitors centre is a must first stop! Very interesting and informative exhibitions inside. They also have some great viewing areas outside (getting a photo with the giant picture frame is a must do as well). The staff are lovely and will help anyway...More
The Arataki visitors centre is wonderful. It has an amazing view out over the Manukau and the Ranges. They have exhibitions to view and information about creatures that live in the area. Sadly now that many of the tracks have been closed because of Kauri...More
Response from Deborah J | Reviewed this property |
There are older people who are extrememly fit and do a lot of hiking, same as there are young people who are not fit and not used to walking. Good paths, lovely bush. If you know your limitations, wear the appropriate... More
There are older people who are extrememly fit and do a lot of hiking, same as there are young people who are not fit and not used to walking. Good paths, lovely bush. If you know your limitations, wear the appropriate footwear, carry water etc and use hiking poles, I do not see why it is not possible to enjoy a walk.
Response from guggetravel | Reviewed this property |
It's great anytime of year. Nice and cool in summer and in the wet weather the bush gives off a really special aroma. But have waterproof jackets and good walking shoes, because you will get everytning wet