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A walk on Ridge Road Track

After exhausting all the tracks west of Anawhata Road, it was time to start exploring the tracks east of the road which go into the interior of the Waitakere Ranges,  [ Read More ]

A satisfying walk in the park, McKenzie and Maungaroa Ridge Tracks

For a satisfying round trip, here’s an option for a decent walk beginning and ending at Piha, taking in the McKenzie, Maungaroa Ridge Track and Maungaroa Lookout Track. It took  [ Read More ]

Glorious Kauri Grove Track

Yesterday (Saturday 3 March) went for a walk in the Waitakeres. After much looking at maps and arguing, we decided we would take the car up to Piha Road, and  [ Read More ]

Auckland Council closes Kauri dieback areas for protection

The Auckland Council Regional Development and Operations Committee on Thursday voted to close 13 Kauri Protection Areas throughout the Waitakere Ranges, involving 27 km of tracks, to try and halt  [ Read More ]

Waitakere Track closures from 14 October 2011

A number of walking tracks in the Waitakere Ranges will be closed from 14 October 2011 to 12 December 2011 to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The affected  [ Read More ]

Maungaroa Lookout Track

Starting halfway along Glen Esk Road on the left (look for the routered directional sign) is the Maungaroa Lookout Track. You cross the Piha Stream on an elevated wooden bridge (built high  [ Read More ]

Kitekite Falls

The Kitekite Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges with six drops into a large lake-like pool at the bottom. The falls are reached by  [ Read More ]

Walks at Piha

Piha is surrounded by the Waitakere Regional Parkland so there are plenty of walks in all directions. You can pick up a map at either of the noticeboards at Glen  [ Read More ]