Cascade Kauri

This mythical green sanctuary is a tranquil escape from urban Auckland, where trees are the skyscrapers and the only noise is the breeze rustling through the leaves and a symphony of bird sound. The ancient forest offers a multitude of adventure options including a short walk to an isolated waterfall and swimming hole nestled in a small hollow of the rocks.

If you’re up for a bigger adventure there is the picturesque 4.5 hour Tramline loop track passing old tunnels and taking you to the top of the Waitakere Dam with its panoramic views.

Auckland, NZ

50km from Auckland CBD
Swimming hole
Little to no reception
No cafes, pack snacks

Getting There

Get an uber