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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Sublocality Level 1
“There are a lot of bush walks through the Waitakere Ranges, and ideal to enjoy either on your way to or from one of Auckland's West Coast Beaches.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Driving up in to the Waitakere ranges gives some scenic views all the way back to Auckland. This is a lovely area of rainforest walks, including the Fairy falls. The Aarataki visitor center is worth a visit if you're in the area. The Waitakere dam walk is also well worth doing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Drive on Bethells Beach Road to Find the Lake Wainamu Car Park. Then you can Walk over the Sand Dunes to the Lake, I would sugest walking in the shallow stream on the L/H Side. Swim in the lake, or walk 1/2 way around the lake to Wainamu Falls, and have a swim in the pools”
  • 7 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“Our local beach 20 min drive -cool beach cafe (summer only ) with bands on a Friday from 5 (summer only ). Lovely peaceful surf beach - usually quiet 🤫 You might even get to see the All Blacks on a training run 🏃‍♀️ Please feel free to borrow our dogs 🤣”
  • 56 locals recommend
“Beautiful Bush walk just 5 minutes drive away. Very well kept paths, swing bridge, stream, cool in summer. Lots of stairs so great exercise.”
  • 4 locals recommend
“Lake Wainamu is perfect for a swim in summer. Also explore the unique black sand dunes. Just 1 km before reaching Bethells Beach, on the left side of the road after you cross a one-lane bridge, you will find the entrance.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Open on weekends during summer, Bethells Cafe offers delicious burgers and pizzas.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It's lovely walking along the tracks around the Waitakere ranges. Stop at one of the carparks along scenic drive and take a walk in the bush!”
  • 2 locals recommend
“I love to do this track with visitors. It takes you to a waterfall after 20 min, and the next 2hrs you will cross the river very often. It is a lot of fun. You can also swim in the river :) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is an easy 45min stroll through New Zealand native bush. It is a beautiful place to unwind and to be refreshed by nature.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“360 degree views of Auckland. You can see Auckland Harbour the Manukau Harbour and the Tasman Sea. Beautiful on at night too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Popular golf club within the ranges and part of the Centennial Park. Just a 10 minute drive from Bush Sand and Sea. A challenging and picturesque course within mature native bush.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Just a 5 minute walk this community diary has all your everyday needs. We support local business. Open 7am till 7pm in winter and longer in summer”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Stunning beach.Great for walks.Great for swimming but only when life guards are on duty.Can be very dangerous.”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends