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Address: Arataki Visitor Centre | 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
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+64 9-817 0089
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This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for...

This scenic drive takes you past bush scenery, to observation points for spectacular views and to gorgeous beaches.

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Private Tour: Full-Day Surf Lesson and Lunch at Piha Beach from Auckland
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Auckland Highlights combined with Wilderness Experience Eco-Tour

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If you are a visitor to Auckland and can get out there, you will be rewarded by a well designed and appointed visitor centre and education centre with sensational views across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a visitor to Auckland and can get out there, you will be rewarded by a well designed and appointed visitor centre and education centre with sensational views across the Manakau harbour and beyond

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in New Zealand don't pass up the opportunity to visit the Waitakere Ranges and Arataki Visitor Centre. Beyond spectacular views. Don't miss it!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for numerous walks. Both short and long. We went to fairy falls and did the loop from mountain road to the falls then around and down the old coach road. Took abt 2 hours. Lovely scenic falls and some grand old kauri trees.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The carvings are striking enough. But wandering the paths and reading the labelled plants provides a helpful introduction to native plants. Moreover, the views are great.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little centre with some really useful and interesting info. Friendly staff, cool little exhibits and a great balcony area with a telescope to look out over the area with. If you're planning on walking in the Waitakere then this is a must visit before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

so picture perfect the flora and the fauna was like peace and going back to nature how it so meant to be with our native plants and beautiful native birds like the Tui and kereou our native moari pigeon

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Thank Rewi C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery and a quaint village , Waitakere Village where there is a fabulous day spa called Tonic Day Spa, if you have the time go there. Wonderful drive.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a short drive from Auckland are the Waitakere ranges. Absolutely breathtaking views of the Auckland to the North and Manukau Harbor to the south.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enough to make me fall in love with Aotearoa. Plenty of walking trails and the officer is very kind and friendly.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a great place to stop and explore. There are some child friendly spaces, and a little gift shop at the visitor centre. Clean toilets downstairs in the visitor centre. I also loved the geckos.

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