Wildlife, waterfalls and walking tracks less than an hour’s drive from the city centre.
The Hunua Ranges Regional Park is the largest area of native forest in Auckland. It’s a great day trip destination for nature lovers, whether you want to get active or take it easy.
Explore the pristine native forest on foot. With so many different walking tracks of different duration and grades, there’s something for everyone, including kids. Check out the beautiful Hunua Falls with picnic areas and a variety of walks. If you’d rather hit the trails on a bike, there’s three tracks to choose from, including an easy valley loop.
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.
Please only use the walking trails which are open in the Hunua Ranges and use the hygiene cleaning stations at the start and finish of your walk. To stop the spread of the incurable kauri dieback disease some tracks in the Hunua Ranges have been closed to protect the health of the forest.
For more information on kauri dieback disease or a list of which tracks are closed, click here.
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