What to do and see in Waitakere City, North Island: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in Waitakere City, New Zealand including Lake Wainamu, Hillary Trail, Mokoroa Falls, KiwiCreated, Te Huia Tours, Artisan Wines.

1. Lake Wainamu

Bethells Road, Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Lake Wainamu

Reviewed By vrangad04 - Hyderabad, IndiaHyderabad, India

Sand dunes par excellence

Dear Madam/Sir,RE: Lake Wainamu and its surrounding areas of Waitakere region near Auckland provides an out of the world magical experience.The walking tracks leads to beautiful dessert like sand dunes and the trek could be nothing short of a surreal feel

2. Hillary Trail

Arataki Visitor Centre, Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Hillary Trail

Reviewed By kayaker_auckland - Auckland, NZAuckland, NZ

Hillary over 3 days

I walked the Hillary Trail during three sunny May days, choosing to split the walk into these sections to make use of accommodation at stopping points and avoid carrying a tent and sleeping bag. Logistics were Legs 1 and 2. Arataki to Whatipu. ~22km (drop

3. Mokoroa Falls

Horseman Road, Waitakere City, Auckland 0782, New Zealand Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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5 based on 5 reviews

Mokoroa Falls

Reviewed By E8383RXnicolar - Auckland Central, New ZealandAuckland Central, New Zealand

Most amazing walk!

One of the best walks in Auckland I have ever done! The loop track along the Mokoroa Stream was breathtaking - even got a "woooahhh" out of my boyfriend who is usually pretty blase about scenery! Tons of river crossings, muddy tracks and guessing where to

4. KiwiCreated

NorthWest Shopping Centre | 3/48 Maki Street, Westgate, Waitakere City, Auckland 0814, New Zealand Shopping, Shopping Malls, Gift & Specialty Shops
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

KiwiCreated

A unique gem for shoppers seeking all things made in New Zealand. Everything we sell has been made in NZ, by one of the many talented craftspeople and artists we represent.

Reviewed By angelC3476SL - North ShoreNorth Shore

Fantastic shop

Absolutely love CraftWorld, always pop in when we're around Westgate, and seldom leave empty handed, always stop off for a coffee too :)We make a point of bringing visitors here too, especially ones from overseas - everyone we've taken here has loved it!

5. Te Huia Tours

Enter a destinationWaitakere City, New Zealand
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5 based on 9 reviews

Te Huia Tours

Until we stopped providing tours in Dec 2016. We were a New Zealand based tour company providing special eco friendly, outdoor scenic day tours in the beautiful native forest & beaches of the Waitakere Ranges in Auckland. Our website now instead provides inspiration for visitors to go see and visit in the Waitakere Rannges on their own. check our website or Instagram and get inspired and plan your next adventure to The Waitakere Ranges

Reviewed By Heidi E - Hamburg, GermanyHamburg, Germany

The best tour with the best tourguide . . .

We remember the great 1/2 day tour with Te Huia Tours and our great guide Michael. We enjoyed all the beautiful and spectacular points at Te Huia Tours:The wonderful Arataki Visitor Center, Michaels interesting information, the breathtaking views to rainforest and the spectacular coastline.The walk to the Karekare Falls and to the impressive Karekare Beach (we remembered the filming location for “The Piano”).The walk at the beautiful Mercer Bay Loop Track along the highest seacliffs of the region with fantastic views to Piha Beach and Karekare Beach.And at last our nice stay, enjoying an ice-cream in an easy-going atmosphere at the Piha Beach with the Lion Rock.It was the best tour with the best tour guide ever - unforgettable!Hans (77) and Heidi (69) from Germany Thank you so very much Heidi and Hans. It was an absolute pleasure to take you both on your tour ‘Karekare & Piha Beach Tour’. You only had a short stay in Auckland so we were thrilled that you choose Te Huia Tours for your tour and that you had such a memorable time. I was very impressed with both you and Hans at ages 69 and 77 walking the tracks and beaches like a couple of young bucks with no issues as all a fun relaxed trip. You are both in great shape and proved that age is no barrier to take our tours. Have a great day and all the best with the future. P.S thanks for the wonderful photos too :)

6. Artisan Wines

99 Parrs Cross Road | Oratia, Waitakere City, Auckland 0612, New Zealand Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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4 based on 2 reviews

Artisan Wines

Reviewed By MHarding25 - Henderson, New ZealandHenderson, New Zealand

Nice place for a weekend lunch in the sun

We have visited Artisan 3 times now. All were very pleasant lunch experiences with friends. Lovely food and nice wine. Visit the craft shop while you are there.

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