Best bird watching trails in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand
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#1 - Arataki Nature Trail
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
#2 - Karekare Beach and Zion Hill Ridge Loop {CLOSED} [CLOSED]
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
*CLOSED to protect Kauri trees https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Documents/waitakere-ranges-track-list.pdf First visit the Karekare waterfall, then up the Zion Hill Track and along the ridge. Down Buck Taylor Track, out to the sand dunes and through the old train tunnel to bring you back along the beach to Karekare. Great views from Comans Track and up to the Te Ahua lookout before getting to the bus at Log Race Road. Show more
#3 - Omanawanui Track to Signal House Track [CLOSED]
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
*CLOSED to protect Kauri trees https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Documents/waitakere-ranges-track-list.pdfShow more
#4 - Waitakeres Mid Traverse {CLOSED} [CLOSED]
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 22 m
Closed to protect kauri trees https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Begin off Piha Road on the Ian Wells Track through to Cutty Grass Track, along the ridge to Simla then Smyth Corner, Wainamu Junction, Kuataika and out to Anawhata Road.Show more
#5 - Mid Waitekeres Traverse [CLOSED]
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Closed to protect kauri trees https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Starts at the end of Anawhata Road. Do the Kuataika Track, Kuataika Peak ( 264m great views to the west ), Wainamu Junction, Smyth Corner, Long Road Track and Ridge Road Track back to mid–Anawhata Road.Show more
#6 - Aukland City Walk Track [CLOSED]
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 41 m
Currently closed: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Documents/waitakere-ranges-track-list.pdf see here for information. Show more