Auckland City Walk
Cascade Kauri Regional Park
35km from Auckland CBD
45 minute loop
This loop track is a great introduction to the Waitakere ranges. The easy grade track is perfect for all ages and easily accessible. Set amongst native bush there is plenty of towering Kauri and Totara to marvel at and a isolated swimming hole and waterfall.
The loop starts and finishes in the same spot so you can choose which way you wish to go, roughly halfway in there is a sign posted turnoff to the Cascade falls. The way to the falls is a little more tricky and takes around 5 minutes. Hiding behind some rather large boulder and set inside an impressive cliffside is the Cascade falls. Make sure you bring something to swim in as it is truly an amazing spot to cool off (beware the water is pretty chilly!)
Address: 35 Falls Rd, Waitakere