Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park forms a wilderness buffer zone between
Auckland and the rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea. There are many
outstanding natural features to explore, such as waterfalls, beaches, streams
andwildlife. The ranges cover a broken area from the northern coastline of the
Manukau harbour to Muriwai, offering a number of recreational opportunities
such as swimming, surfing, tramping, fishing, boat launching, horse riding, runing,
walking, picnicking, or just relaxing. The park has 10 backpacker campsites in
a variety of coastal, bush, and farm settings, all with access to water and basic
toilet facilities. There are no animals or fires allowed at any of these sites.
Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children. There are also designated areas
within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park for self-contained vehicles. Annual
camping passes are available. There are no rubbish bins provided within the
Waitakere Ranges, so be prepared to take out all rubbish when you leave.