From Fence Line Track, track descends west side of spur to skirt small valley and cross Cascade Stream. From there track ascends through grove of large kauri to Upper Kauri Track. Some steep and slippery sections.
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