Wildlife, waterfalls and walking tracks less than an hours' drive from central Auckland.

Explore native forest

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. 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.

Hit the trails

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. 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

Help protect our kauri from kauri dieback disease

Kauri dieback is an incurable disease threatening our native kauri trees.

Here’s how you can help protect our kauri for future generations:

  • Scrub – clean all soil off your footwear, tyres and other gear, every time you enter or leave a forest/area with native trees.
  • Spray – your footwear and gear at every cleaning station. Kauri dieback can be spread by just a pinhead of soil.
  • Stay – on the designated open tracks; never step on kauri roots.
  • Keep your dog on a leash at all times or leave them at home.

Find out more about kauri dieback

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