Alternative walks & tracks

The Waitākere Rāhui only covers the forest, but within the forest all tracks are closed by the rāhui. The forest does not include: the roads, beaches, open space land adjacent to beaches, wetlands, lakes, dunes, paddocks, rocks, meadows, grass berms, cafes, the sea, golf courses, houses or surf clubs.

Tracks outside the Waitākere Rāhui area that are open include:


  • Exhibition Drive


  • Monument Track
  • Track to Spragg monument
  • Kakamatua Beach Walk


  • Huia Dam Road
  • Tracks at Hinge Bay beach
  • Huia Lookout Track


  • Track to beach
  • Whatipu Caves Track
  • Track to bench seat at Pukehuhu only (do not continue along Omanawanui Track)
  • Signal House Track
  • Whatipu Coast Walk


  • Pohutukawa Glade Walk
  • Track down stream to beach
  • Tunnel Point track


  • Tasman Lookout Track
  • Lion Rock Track
  • Rose Track to Whites Beach
  • Laird Thompson Track over Te Waha Point from North Piha (temporarily closed by Auckland Council due to a landslip)


  • Anawhata Beach Track from end of road

Te Henga:

  • Track to beach from carpark
  • Lake Wainamu Track north side only to waterfalls
  • Te Henga Walkway to Muriwai



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