Within 30 minutes of Auckland Airport and the city, West Auckland offers visitors a diverse eco tourism and travel experience from the breathtaking natural beauty and dramatic black sand beaches of the Waitakere Ranges to the wine districts of Henderson and the Kumeu Valley.
Explore the many rainforest trails, peaceful seaside bays of Auckland’s Manukau Harbour or the wild surf beaches of Piha and Karekare, location of ‘The Piano’.
Enjoy wine tasting or lunch at a West Auckland winery, cafe or restaurant.
Visit art galleries or for a shopping experience visit village boutiques or be spoiled for choice in the West Auckland shopping centres of New Lynn, Henderson and Westgate.
West Auckland accommodation choices include bed & breakfasts, self contained cottages, holiday rental apartments, baches, motels and boutique lodges.
things to see & do
where to stay
45 minutes from the city and nestled in the beautiful lush scenery of the Waitakere Rainforest, Elevation is the highest cafe/bar and restaurant in Auckland with amazing views of the city to the Coromandel Ranges on a clear day; come night time the city lights twinkle just as many as the stars up in the clear night sky. Part of the community since 1880 Elevation is an icon of the area offering many activities nearby.
Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant is an oasis of culinary persuasion. We’re a micro brewery and restaurant in one, specialising in our own distinctive, super-tasty beers.
Come and enjoy a relaxed and beautiful art and garden experience as you stroll along a gentle 1km sculpture trail set in a tranquil rural oasis just 40 minutes from Auckland City.
Luxury boutique accommodation, private decks, gardens and splendid views.
For a 100% Natural Kiwiana Country Experience, Come to Kiwi Valley Farm Park - over 7 hectares of interactive and educational activities for you to experience.
West Auckland's Regional Art Gallery, presenting contemporary art through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. The gallery is sited in the historic Lopdell House, located in the heart of Titirangi, gateway to the Waitakere rain forest and west coast beaches.
At the closest camp ground to the beach, see gannets flying and people surfing wild west coast waves.
Spectacular Muriwai. Overlooking the ruggedly beautiful West Coast. To play Muriwai is to play the game as nature intended. Links golf at its best.