Hiking in Waitakere Ranges National Park (2016)!

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Hiking in Waitakere Ranges National Park

May 21st, 9:30 AM
General Library

Do you want to explore outside of Auckland and visit one of the best views west of Auckland?

The Waitakere Ranges are a chain of hills in the Auckland metropolitan area, generally running approximately 25 km (15.5 mi) from north to south, 25 km west of central Auckland, New Zealand. The maximum elevation within the ranges is 474 m (1555 ft). The ranges and surrounding areas were traditionally known to local Māori as Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa (The Great Forest of Tiriwa).

A road, aptly named Scenic Drive, runs a good portion of the length of the ranges from Titirangi to Swanson. This road leads to the Arataki Visitor Center, just east of the Hillary Trail where we will be hiking.

On January 11, 2010, the Auckland Regional Council opened the Hillary Trail, a 70 km trail running roughly north-south through the Waitakere Ranges, named in honour of the New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary.

For more details about the plan, preparation and booking, please CLICK HERE!!

Limited guest tickets are available at same time.

Your ticket includes

  • Round trip bus ride from the campus to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
  • Entry to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park for the day
  • Guided hike for the group, the PGSA guides will tailor the hike based on fitness and ability of the individuals of the group.

* No pay at door options available for this event due to logistics and booking reasons.

** All tickets are Non-Refundable. Make sure you would be able to make it to the event when you purchase the tickets.

*** This event will go off under any weather conditions , as there are weather contingencies. A little rain in Auckland happens daily, so is never a reason to cancel an event. We promise a fun day no matter what the weather brings.