Exhibition Drive to Beveridge Track to Arataki Center

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Exhibition Drive to Beveridge Track to Arataki Center is a 10.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Titirangi, Auckland Region, New Zealand that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

10.3 km
279 m
Out & Back


trail running




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.