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We recommend you visit the Arataki Visitor Centre to learn about where you can go and what you can do in the Waitakere Ranges.
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- Track conditions, weather or tides
- Information Brochure and Track Maps
- Book a Campsite or Lodge Accommodation
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Took the kids up there the other day after personal not visiting the center in AGES and was pleasantly surprised that they have done it up really nicely. Both the kids, my partner and I had a ball reading the info, doing the puzzles, playing with the puppets, and checking out the awesome views over the Waitakere Ranges. Afterwards we enjoyed a great walk.
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Surround yourself in beautiful greenery and learn the interesting animals that resides in them.
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beautiful walks, great ideas for tracks through the Waitakeres - kids love learning about dams, pests and survival
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You'll experience breathtaking views of the Waitakere Ranges. The visitor centre is full of useful information should you want to learn more.
If you're out this way, the Arataki Visitors Centre is well worth a stop. It's a great place to get up-to-date information on all the walks in the area. Especially handy if you're going for a walk with kids and want to check on what the tracks are like at any given time (eg if they're muddy etc). We had trouble actually tearing our kids away from here to go on a bush walk. There's a nice little kids area with toys etc. The deck area around the building is lovely with beautiful views. The public toilets were clean and handy, given that we weren't going to be near any for a while. On the sunny day we were there, they even had an ice cream and coffee cart in the car park. They were doing a roaring trade.
this place has the ins and outs for anyone wanting to learn more about the beautiful waitakere ranges! they have all the walks and dates for events, information of trees and the dams, i enjoyed my visit and im sure anyone would too!