Action adventure or serene relaxation, Auckland’s Waitakere Estate has it all on our doorstep.
Recreation in the Waitakere Area
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:
Feel the freedom. Ride through stunning native bush surroundings and enjoy some of New Zealand’s best trails.
Explore the coastline or fresh water lakes from a kayak. There’s so many options close by.
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 Waitakere Estate.
Scenic Train Ride - The Rain Forest Express
The Rain Forest Express takes you into the heart of the Waitakere water catchment area. This scenic train ride features 10 tunnels and 9 Bridges including the spectacular Quinns Viaduct.
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 Waitakere Estate, journey to the spectacular black sand West Coast beaches including Piha, Karekare, Bethels and Muriwai.
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.
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