Arataki Visitor Centre, Piha

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Visitor Center · Traveler Resource
One of the nation's greatest natural treasures, Arataki Visitor Centre encompass more than 16,000 hectares (39,537 acres) of native forest and sweeping coastline. The diverse and rich landscape offers a wide choice of activities, from bird-watching to surfing off one its famous black-sand beaches. It's easy to explore this breathtaking region: simply set off on a portion of its 250 km (155 mi) of walking and hiking trails, or cruise the aptly named Scenic Drive. If you decide to go swimming off the coast, be aware of dangerous riptides and large swells. An information center with brochures and detailed walking maps can be found near the Titirangi end of the ranges. Find out how to plan Piha trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • One of the places that I would never grow tired of visiting or suggesting to my friends. It's free and it has a tiny space for kids to play. The views are magnificent and you can opt to have a Nature....  more »
  • Great for families with and without kids alike! Lovely setup and welcoming staff Definitely worth stopping by and checking out - big thumbs up 👍  more »
  • This is a nice place to visit with your friends or family. They have all facilities which you possibly might need there. Moreover, I can not forget to mention the outstanding view. Nice place to visit for 100%.
  • Extremely informative. Even though it is small it is a great stop and includes good centres for children as well as a gift shop and clean toilets.

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