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

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Looking for a great trail in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Waitakere Ranges Regional Park ranging from 1.3 to 8 miles and from 26 to 1,496 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mercer Bay Loop Track
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Please note most trails in the area are closed to protect kauri trees. This trail remains open, but status may change. Please check list below for the most up-to-date information. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Show more
#2 - Comans Track and Mercer Bay Loop
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
#3 - Slip, Pipeline, and Beveridge Track Loop
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h
This walk begins at the Arataki Visitor Centre. Take the Slip Track winds downhill until it reaches Pipeline Track. Return on the Beverage Track. You'll pass a beautiful kauri tree and several water pipelines.Show more
#4 - Upper Nihotupu Walk
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This is a great hike for the family. It is mostly covered so should be good even on hot sunny days. The change of scenery from thick tree cover to half covered trail, then along the water is nice. Without spoiling the surprises, there are plenty of features, stops, and views to kept it interesting and fun.Show more
#5 - Exhibition Drive to Beveridge Track to Arataki Center
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Please note that many trails in the area are closed to protect kauri trees. This trail currently remains open, but the status may change. For the most up-to-date information on trail closures, please see linked list below. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Exhibition Drive is an easy level bush walk with occasional scenic views of the surrounding bush and Manukau Harbour. Interpretation along the walk tells the story of this historic area. After about 3km, you will reach Mackies Rest, a favored rest stop of Mackie who was a trader that used to deliver supplies such as saddles to workers in the area over 100 years ago. Check out the view, and you can see why he like to stop here! Carry onto the Beveridge Track, the newest track in the Waitakere Regional Park network. This track is named for the Beveridge family and especially honors Bill Beveridge, who was Chief Ranger for the Waitakere Ranges from 1970-1990.  This track continues all the way to the Arataki Visitor Centre, with a short stop near the end for a lookout over both the Manukau and Waitemata harbours. There is a short steep portion of track up to this look out.  Carry on to the Arataki Visitor Centre for toilets, water and friendly staff to answer any questions you have about the Waitakere Regional Park.Show more
#6 - Karekare Falls
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 13 m
#7 - Arataki Nature Trail
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 35 m
#8 - Beveridge Track to Exhibition Drive
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Please note that many trails in the area are closed to protect kauri trees. This trail currently remains open, but the status may change. For the most up-to-date information on trail closures, please see linked list below. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspx Walked from the Visitors Center down to Exhibition drive and return. Not much in the way of views but a nice enough little walk.Show more
#9 - Beveridge Track to Lookout
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Please note that many trails in the area are closed to protect kauri trees. This trail currently remains open, but the status may change. For the most up-to-date information on trail closures, please see linked list below. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/protect-our-kauri-trees.aspxShow more
#10 - Te Toiokawharu Loop
Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
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