Ark in the Park

Restoring the natural world of the Waitākere Ranges

Located within Cascade Kauri Park and the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, Ark in the Park is home to ancient forest giants, pristine waterfalls and streams, and some very special wildlife.

Alerts and Updates

Ark in the Park is located in the Waitākere Ranges, which are currently closed to the public to minimise the spread of kauri dieback disease. Learn more about kauri here.

Thanks to support and permission from mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki, our Ark team is specially trained and has the privilege to continue protecting our native taonga like kōkako within the rāhui area. 

The Ark is a collaborative project between Forest & Bird and Auckland Council, supported by local mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki.

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