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Welcome to Hunua Ranges Regional Park, Auckland's best-kept secret and largest area of native forest in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Nestled in the foothills of the Hunua Ranges, this park offers a range of outdoor activities and is a great day trip destination for nature lovers, whether you want to get active or take it easy.
Spanning over 14,000 hectares, the park is the largest regional park in Auckland and is home to a range of native wildlife including tūī, pīwakawaka (fantail), kereru and many more.
The park offers a range of activities for all ages. If you're looking for a place to explore pristine native forest on foot, Hunua Ranges Regional Park has so many different walking tracks of different duration and grades, including the magnificent Hunua Falls which is a popular short hike. Please only go on the trails which are open and use the hygiene cleaning stations at the start and finish of your walk to stop the spread of the kauri dieback disease.
For those seeking adventure, hit the trails on a bike, there’s five tracks to choose from, including an easy valley loop or the more challenging Mangatāwhiri Challenge Track.
Anglers can go trout fishing at Mangatangi and from the dam face of Mangatāwhiri Reservoir – you’ll need a fish and game council licence, available from most sports and fishing shops.
There are also several picnic spots scattered throughout the park, plenty of places to stop and admire the stunning views of the Hunua Ranges and swimming holes along the numerous streams and rivers to provide a cooling break from your hike.
If you want to spend the night, there are several camping areas, equipped with the basic necessities. Bookings are through Auckland Council’s website.
Location Te wāhi
203 Falls Road, HunuaPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The best option to get to Hunua Ranges Regional Park is to drive there. The park is an hour's drive south-east of Auckland city off State Highway 1. There is plenty of free parking there.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Pack some snacks and a drink to enjoy after your hike.