Waitākere Ranges Regional Park
If you love bush walks and tramping you will love the beautiful Waitakere ranges scenery The Waitakere Ranges are a chain of hills in the Auckland Region, generally running approximately 25 km from north to south, 25 km west of central Auckland, New Zealand. The ranges and surrounding areas were…
Awesome bush walks in NZ native forest - check that it is open as it is sometimes closed for pest eradication.
If you like walking and tracking, this is the place to visit with Gorgeous water falls and native trees, this is a beautiful place to spend a day in.
The Waitakere Ranges is a beautiful park and there are some amazing tramps through there, but a lot of them are closed currently to stop the spread of Kauri Dieback (a disease that's killing some of the biggest, most important native trees in the forest). Please respect the closures while you're…
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