|Views from the Arataki Visitor Centre, a geko and the wooden path among the native trees|
A little note from New Zealand today: 15 minutes drive from my house there is the beautiful Arataki Visitor Centre. We come here often when we have guests and wwoofers, to enjoy the beautiful views of the Waitakere Ranges.
|11m high pou (guardian post) o Te Kawerau a Maki and more Maori carvings inside the Visitor Centre|
The Centre is open to all and has beautiful carvings, artifacts, a kids' area and displays about the history and nature of the Waitakere Ranges. There is also a tourist information desk and a shop.
|Bush walks around the Arataki Visitor Centre, brush and spray your boots before entering the forest to protect the Kauri trees from disease.|
From the centre there are some easy trials in the forest, including a plant identification loop. Come and visit me and I will probably take you to this place :-).
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©