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Best things to do in Waitakere

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Surf Spot
“Famous black-sand surf beach reknowned for it's superb scenic beauty and surf.”
121 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is our favourite of the black sand West Coast beaches - you can also easily check it out on the way to Piha or Anawhata (they all divert off the same main road). As well as the awesome beach, there's a cool waterfall a short walk up the road that you can also swim in.”
22 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast or brunch. Free range eggs and great coffee. Eggs Benedict very popular Pizza is very popular too for lunch or dinner ”
22 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Famous pies, lovely cabinet food, basic groceries, frozen meals, cheeses and sausages, and "free opinions" from shop owner and long time local Pete”
16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Piha RSA Kitchen is a great place for dinner if you aren't up to cooking. Good food and well priced drinks. Food available to takeaway”
16 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Iconic to Piha. Take a photo of yourself on Lion Rock. Superb views from half way up. ”
9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Next to the Piha Fire Station. The work of more than 200 local artists is sold from this small not-for-profit gallery.”
11 locals recommend
Locality
“Piha is a seaside village, west of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. Black-sand Piha Beach is known for its strong surf and rugged scenery. Lion Rock is a volcanic monolith with war memorials and Maori carvings. Nearby, Waitakere Ranges Regional Park has subtropical native rainforest and trails to waterfalls such as Kitekite and Fairy falls. Karekare, to the south, also has a black sand beach.”
74 locals recommend
Beach
“Looking out over Piha beach, the Surf Life Saving Club is great for a relaxing drink after a day swimming or exploring”
7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Iconic New Zealand west coast surf beach. Great swimming and beach as well but be careful and swim between the flags as can be very treacherous . Climb Lion Rock and enjoy the view”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A fairly flat walk to one of Aucklands most popular waterfalls. (roughly 40mins) ”
7 locals recommend
Parking
“Few famous west coast trails from easy 2 hours to 2 days native bush around Piha, Karekare and Bethells Beach; ”
4 locals recommend
Lodging
“World famous as a surf beach, it's also awesome for body-boarding, and for just wandering along, taking in the natural beauty, year round. Karekare, Bethel's and Muriwai beaches and also well worth taking in. 20 minutes drive.”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Waitakerie ranges have many short walking trails. Please adhere to any signage and dip your shoes where requested to stop the spread of Kauri die back disease”
6 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“In summer months enjoy a game of Lawn Bowls. This friendly club welcomes all to enjoy. They are also the main live music scene for local bands and travelling international guests. Has meal options available to suit the travel budget. These are hearty and simple, and washed down with beers and organic wine from the clubs bar. A great place to chill out and meet some of Piha iconic characters and share stories. Kid friendly as well. ”
5 locals recommend
Store
“Get all your surf gear, clothes and accessories, and surf lessons here from Ratso, surf champ.”
3 locals recommend