Visting Ark in the Park
Can I visit Ark in the Park?
No — Ark in the Park is located in the Waitākere Ranges, which are currently closed to minimise the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Kauri dieback disease
What is kauri dieback disease and what causes it?
Kauri dieback disease infects kauri trees (Agathis australis), which are endemic to the upper North Island and form a major part of Ark in the Park’s forest ecosystem. The disease is fatal and there is no known cure. It is caused by a tiny spore that lives in soil, which may be spread around tracks in mud or dirt on people’s shoes.