Arataki Nature Trail is located in Arataki Visitor Centre
A beautiful introduction to the flora and fauna of the Waitakere Ranges and a great addition to any visit to the Arataki Visitor Centre. The track is really a network of three gravelled loop walks. The Identification Loop is short and level, while the upper and lower loops contain graded descents and ascents. Making your way to the kauri knoll at the end of the lower track is recommended as a great example of remnant Kauri forest.
The start of the track is accessed near the Education Centre via tunnel which runs underneath Scenic Drive. There are three loops all clearly signposted.
Short walks are suitable for most people including families with young children and some mountain buggies; however, please check the individual track descriptions for detail. All short walks are part of the path classification of tracks and are suitable for people of most ages, mobility and fitness.
Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen.
You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.
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