to Waitakere ...
Ranges Regional Park and the internationally renowned
and prolific art community it inspires make Waitakere
a special place to visit. These drawcards provide a backdrop
to all the accommodation, activities, cafes, vineyards and shopping you
would expect from an urban centre.
The park is framed on its western side by Auckland’s
wild west coast. Popular coastal destinations include the
black sand surf beaches of Whatipu, Karekare, Piha and
The park offers an abundance of recreational activities including
swimming, surfing, tramping, fishing, boating, horse riding,
running, walking, picnicking, camping, canyoning, sightseeing
or simply relaxing. The sunsets are nothing short of spectacular.
Award winning movies like Jane Campion’s ‘The
Piano’ and the popular TV series 'Xena’ and ‘Hercules’,
all filmed here give the park an international profile.
For the self drive tourist, the Arataki
Centre, located just 10 minutes drive from Titirangi
Village, is an ideal first stop for visitors. The centre
provides the latest information of track conditions, weather
and tides. Talk to the staff about how to get the best
out of your visit to the park or book a guided walk or
campsite. Alternatively, the approved transport
operators in this brochure provide scheduled and/or