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The Cascades Kauri Park is the main entry to the Ark in the Park. It is situated approximately 5 minutes drive from Swanson, which is approximately 25 minutes drive from the centre of Auckland.
Drive through Swanson and continue on to the start of the Scenic Drive. Take the Te Henga Road turn-off (clearly marked), then take Falls Road, the first road on the left. You will travel along a sealed Falls Road and past the Waitakere Golf Club.
The road becomes unsealed and ends in a large car park, from where visitors can take the lovely and well maintained Auckland City Walk. This is a loop track, which generally takes around 45 minutes to complete. There is no public transport to the Cascades Kauri Park.