Waitakere City is a former territorial authority district in the west of Auckland, New Zealand, which was governed by the Waitakere City Council from 1989 to 2010. It was New Zealand's fifth largest city. Wikipedia

Arataki Visitor Centre

The Arataki Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, with more than 16,000 hectares of native rainforest and coastline. It's 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking views, and spectacular rocky outcrops, including the Hillary Trail, black sand beaches, waterfalls and giant kauri trees.

Places of Interest around West Auckland


Welcome to Piha

The stunning and world famous Piha Beach

Walks in the Ranges

Favorite walks in the Waitakere Ranges

Crystal Mountain

This exciting purpose built gallery houses New Zealand ’s largest selection of Crystals and Minerals from around the world and Beyond. Many rare and beautiful specimens are available both on exhibit and for sale

Kiwi Valley

Situated in Henderson, the Auckland rural fun park provides an enjoyable, relaxed, country environment to explore and partake in some ‘choice as’ Kiwi activities.

Vinny’s Barbershop

Vinny's Barbershop is a newly established barbershop located in the heart of Mount Albert.

Opened in 2015 Vinny's is a modern take on the old school barbershops in America during the 1950s and 1960s with décor to match.


I have a vintage American barbershop and this place is a treasure chest for decorating my shop. Even great just for a day out with the kids to wonder around

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