Ferndown Track

One of many enticing walks, with mysteries unfolding around every leafy corner in the cascades bush, - Waitakere ranges.

Tramping track

From parking area at end of unnamed, short side-road, off Opanuku Road, track crosses stream, enters regenerating bush and follows descending ridge to end of Grassmere Rd.

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.
2.2 km
0.75 hour

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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