Waitakere City west Auckland New Zealand activities
and attractions for vacationers at Karekare Beach Lodge.
Karekare is famous for its surf beaches backed by sheer volcanic cliffs and rainforest. The walking trails around Karekare are but part of 240 km of tracks in the Waitakere Ranges. Visit the Arataki Information Centre for a panoramic view of Auckland's twin harbours and to experience the culture of Kawerau ā Maki while being introduced to New Zealand's flora and fauna.
Titirangi Village, where coffee culture meets art and craft, stands at the southern gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. Great restaurants and galleries showcasing many of the region's top creative talents.
Within forty five minutes drive is the nearby wine country, home to many of New Zealand's world-renowned vinters. Here you will find boutique restaurants closely associated with the top vineyards serving quality local produce to be enjoyed with a glass or two of their premium wines.
If canyoning or abseiling under showering moss and fern covered waterfalls appeals AWOL adventures can guide you to the amazing blue canyon just minutes from Karekare Beach Lodge.
Surfing for the experienced is sensational at many Waitakere West Coast locations. Just over the hill from Karekare a surf school operates during the summertime at Piha. Board rentals are also available.
An equestrian centre offering pony guides for children and tuition at all levels is but one of the experiences at Kiwi Valley. Horse trekking is available in the nearby Bethells Valley, site of many location shoots for the Xena and Hercules; television series.
From the intimate village atmosphere of Titirangi to the bustle
of modern malls at Henderson, New Lynn and Westgate there is endless
variety to tempt the most discerning shopper. Craft World at Westgate
is New Zealand's premier craft experience with 400 booths under
one roof or try Crystal Mountain where you will find New Zealand's
largest selection of crystals, minerals, fossils and gems from around