Two entrances from Scenic Drive; either opposite top of Peripatus Track or down old driveway 300m to north, both leading to a clearing (site of former homestead) where track descends into bush and follows steep ridge down to Waitakere Stream; from there fairly level track continues to Auckland City Walk near large kauri.
What to expect
Tramping tracks will:
- Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
- Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
- Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
- Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
How to get to Cascades
Head along Scenic Drive. Fairy Falls are located on eastern slopes of the Waitakere Ranges about 15 km north of the Arataki Visitor Centre. Cascade Kauri and Lake Wainamu are on the Bethells Road. Take Falls Road to Cascade/Kauri.
Distance from Auckland CBD: 50 km
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