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.
Go Hitch operates Piha Transport Service that runs from Downtown Auckland to Piha Beach.
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.
Join Jaison Kerr for a personalised wine tasting. 9 wines to try all from our home vineyard at Kumeu. Pinotage, Syrah, Chardonnay, Cab Sauv, Rose’, Sweet wine.
Lopdell Precinct is an arts and culture facility in Titirangi Village, West Auckland.
Visit the 1950’s home of C20th artist Colin McCahon to learn about his life and work.
Spectacular Muriwai. Overlooking the ruggedly beautiful West Coast. To play Muriwai is to play the game as nature intended. Links golf at its best.