Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jalan-Jalan Ahau-Dee : Waitakere Ranges 2

Sambungan gambar-gambar di Waitakere Ranges ...

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park includes more than 16,000ha of native rainforest and coastline. Its 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rocky outcrops, streams, waterfalls and farms overlooking the wild west coast.

Arataki Visitor Centre is your gateway to the Waitakere Ranges. Popular coastal destinations include the black sand, surf beaches of Whatipu , Karekare , Anawhata , Piha and Te Henga/Bethells on the west coast and Cornwallis and Huia on the Manukau Harbour.

The park offers an abundance of recreational opportunities - swimming, surfing, tramping, fishing boat launching, horse riding, running, walking, picnicking, camping, sightseeing, or just relaxing.

The Waitakere Ranges area is known to local iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki, as Te Wao-nui-aTiriwa ('the great forest of Tiriwa'), after one of the tribe's earliest ancestors. The name Waitakere comes from a rock located in the small bay just to the north of the mouth of the river that flows out from Te Henga/Bethells Beach.

Award-winning movies like 'the Piano' and popular TV shows 'Xena' and 'Hercules', all filmed here, give the park an international profile







Ahau - Dee

7 comments:

Wiz said...

Should have included all these places in my itinerary ari tu. Ruginyaaaaaaaaaa

enny said...

eee...cutenyer....
nk main ngn sheeps tuh leh tak??can't wait to fly there next year..wuhuuuu~

Ahau - Dee said...

Wiz,

You datang sekejap sangat. Tak cukup. Kena cuti sebulan baru puas kut ... he he he. But at least you dah pergi banyak tempat dari saya ni ha

Enny,

Apa di tunggu lagi ... percepatkan tarikhnya ... I pun tak pernah pegang biri-biri lagi ... geram gak .. he he he

vimmiyasmin said...

Bro Dee
Dah semakin slimmmm oOoOooOoO !
Sumpah tak tipu !! hehehe!

Ahau - Dee said...

Thanks Vimmiyasmin,

Berkat doa kawan2 sebab dah berkurun 'gemuk' ... ha ha ha
Tapi banyak lagi ler lemak yang perlu di'serangggg' ... he he he

Harap2 bulan puasa ni boleh membantu.

Rush Murad said...

Salam.... jumpa juga dgn kau ni Dee... bertahun aku dok cari... ingat dah sampai planet mana... what a small world kan? anyway, ur tips pasai NZ ni will be a very good starting tips for me.... :D

Ahau - Dee said...

Huh! Finally :)

Aku pun dok cari hang jugak. Thanks to dunia cyber ni ha. Aku masih hidup lagi daa.

Mai lah sini next year. Aku dok cari member nak ke South Island ni ha.

Let me know okay.