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.

Find out more about the Hunua Ranges 

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