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One of the nation's greatest natural treasures, Arataki Visitor Centre encompass more than 16,000 hectares (39,537 acres) of native forest and sweeping coastline. The diverse and rich landscape offers a wide choice of activities, from bird-watching to surfing off one its famous black-sand beaches. It's easy to explore this breathtaking region: simply set off on a portion of its 250 km (155 mi) of walking and hiking trails, or cruise the aptly named Scenic Drive. If you decide to go swimming off the coast, be aware of dangerous riptides and large swells. An information center with brochures and detailed walking maps can be found near the Titirangi end of the ranges. Find out how to plan Piha trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
Tours To Arataki Visitor Centre
Coast and Rainforest Guided Eco-Tour from Auckland Including Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $168
Duration: 7 hours
Half-Day Wild West Coast Tour including Lunch from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 5 hours
Arataki Visitor Centre Reviews
During our Auckland city tour our tour guide took us up into the Wairaere Ranges describing the flora and fauna. To highlight those things she also took us to the Arataki Visitor Center. where we... more »
This place offers good information about the Waitakere ranges, good amenities and a stunning view over parts of the ranges. Highly recommended as a start of any activities in the Waitakere ranges. more »
This is a nice place to visit with your friends or family. They have all facilities which you possibly might need there. Moreover, I can not forget to mention the outstanding view. Nice place to visit for 100%.
Extremely informative. Even though it is small it is a great stop and includes good centres for children as well as a gift shop and clean toilets.
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