Do you have a favourite place?
Everyone favours special picnic places over another ones.
What is it that draws you to a place to rest?
Is it the view to ascending and descending ridges over viewing a valley or the soothing gurgling sounds of a peacefully meandering stream down in the valley? Is it the closeness of a water hole or pond to take a cooling dip or the gently rolling surf at the beach? Is it the vibrating cicada sounds in summer aside the chirping bird songs under the cooling shade of far stretching tree tops? Or is it simply the comfort of a picnic table or simply an inviting patch of green that invites you to take a break.
What is it you are looking for in a spot you choose to rest from the strains of a hike?
Site visitors show their special picnic spots that are found in the Waitakere Ranges. The Ranges are riddled with tracks through bush and rainforest and there is a wide range of places to choose from. Some of these places are aside of car park and others require some exercise, rewarding with peace and beauty. A rented car helps to explore the Waitakeres independently and find your favourite picnic places.