Auckland West

Visit Auckland West, NZ

West Auckland has beaches on the Waitemata and Manukau harbours, chic café’s and shopping, sports and cultural centres. It is known  for its vibrant culture of art and music, as well as for its forest parks and dramatic west coast beaches.

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  • Colonial museums sit alongside modern attractions, including adventure activities, such as paintball, hunting, mountain bike and horse riding.

    The landscapes of West Auckland, covered with native forest, have featured in international television and film productions including The Piano and Xena, Warrior Princess.


    Accommodation in Auckland West (NZ)

    All areas across West Auckland are within easy reach of a choice of places to stay. Motor inns and B&B establishments are most abundant. It is easy to find a hotel or holiday home close to any of the main centres. There are campgrounds and backpacker lodges, especially at beach destinations.

     Alternative tours, such as farm-stays, can be arranged from Auckland.

     5-star luxury lodges are open all year round.

     Convention centre and conference venues are available.


    Transport around Auckland West

    A modern railway service connects the main centres of West Auckland with central and southern parts of the region. This is supplemented by a comprehensive bus network. Most of these services extend from Auckland to the foothills of the Waitakere ranges. Bus services cross the hills of the regional park to connect west coast beaches, including Piha, Karekare, Muriwai, and Bethell’s beaches.


    Tourist Activities around Auckland West

    A trip to the “wild west coast” completes a visit to Auckland. It has a more mountainous and exposed landscape than that of the east, and the best fishing and surfing with easy reach of Auckland City.

    West Auckland is known for its wineries, some dating from the early 20th century. It has many parks, walks, sporting and leisure facilities, and is an alternative gateway north through the Kaipara region.

    There are markets, art galleries, and theatre productions at Titirangi.

    The west coast beaches of Piha and Karekare are great places for summer beach picnics, or bush walks and mountain biking.

    Inner West Auckland has regular markets, and is home to Auckland Zoo and the MOTAT museum of transport and technology. There are also a speedway motor racing track and a racecourse, with many golf courses and an indoor stadium that hosts major boxing events.


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    Auckland West