Flora & Fauna

Images of the biology of the Ranges, from a predominantly conservation viewpoint. Gives an idea of the wonderful biological treasures still to be found in the area.


Images covering the geographical and historical features of the landscape, the history of settlements around the circumference of the great forest.


Anyone who has visited the Waitakere Ranges will have experienced the power of this landscape to inspire. It is a place where people come to rejuvenate their spirits, and rejoice in the rare beauty of a wild and natural environment.


The Waitakere Ranges are not only a treasure for those of us who live in the area, but they are an important asset for all of Waitakere City, the Auckland region, the nation and the world.
Dense stand of kauri rickers. Ted ScottPied stilts (poaka) at Orangihina, at the mouth of the Whau River. Ted Scott
Te Kupenga a Taramainuku Alastair Jamieson Auckland Regional Council
The beautiful Pararaha valley with enormous conglomerate cliffs. Ted Scott