Arataki Visitor Centre
+64 9 366 2000
The centre houses changing exhibits about the flora, fauna and history of the Ranges, as well as its role as a major water catchment area for Auckland city. It is also a great place to plan your trip to the area, with helpful staff and plenty of tourist information including maps of walking trails. A short walk from the Visitor Centre provides an expansive 360 degree view of the Waitakere Ranges, the South Pacific, the Tasman Sea and Auckland. Spectacular views can also be had from the decks surrounding the Centre.