Action adventure or serene relaxation, Auckland’s Waitakere Estate has it all on our doorstep.
Recreation in the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Park
If you like to get out and about on your holiday, make sure you take advantage of the local activities, there’s so much to see and do:
Outdoor Adventures and Activities
Feel the freedom. Ride through stunning native bush surroundings and enjoy some of New Zealand’s best trails.
In the surrounding Wiatakere Ranges Heritage Park there are over one hundred walking trails. These range from short easy walks to longer walks, some for more experienced forest walkers.
The walking trails cover everything from spectacular coastal walks on the rugged West Coast to waterfalls, dense forest walks and water reservoir dams. There are walks suitable to all ages and levels of fitness. Check with reception for maps and some recommendations.
4WD Safari – Quad Biking
Blast along sand tracks through pine and native forest, cross towering sand dunes with spectacular views of the wild West Coast on 4WD quad bikes.
AWOL Canyoning Adventures
AWOL Canyoning Adventures offers a memorable sub-tropical canyoning experience, taking you on waterfall abseils, jumps, slides, beautiful pools of blue and green surrounded by fern covered rock caverns. Only 15 minutes from Auckland’s Waitakere Estate, it’s an experience you’ll never forget. See our Auckland team building options offered by AWOL Adventures on site at Auckland's Waitakere Estate.
A number of golf courses are located within 20 minutes drive of Waitakere Estate. These include the Titirangi Golf Course re-designed by internationally known Dr Alister MacKenzie and the very scenic Waitakere Golf course. For further details please see our reception staff - or contact us here.
Tours of the local West Auckland vineyards can be arranged with Auckland's Waitakere Estate's own guided wine tours for groups of three or more persons. These tours include a guide with considerable knowledge of the local vineyards. Self drive tours of the vineyards can also be done based on a wine trail map available at the Estate.
West Coast Beaches
For a stunning scenic drive not far from Auckland's Waitakere Estate, journey to the spectacular black sand West Coast beaches including Piha, Karekare, Bethels and Muriwai.
Arts and Crafts
In nearby villages there are some art galleries displaying the work of a number of local artists.
Bush and Beach Tour with Auckland's Waitakere Estate
Auckland's Waitakere Estate combined with Bush and Beach offer this superb package tour starting and finishing in Downtown Auckland. Enjoy a half or full day tour of the Waitakere Ranges and a one night stay (or more) at the estate.
This is an ideal add-on tour for tourists visiting Auckland. Tourists are able to enjoy the spectacular Waitakere Ranges, Wild West Coast experience and a stay at Auckland's Waitakere Estate in its unique setting.