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“Glorious blend of majestic hiking and gourmet dining”
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Awesome Walks
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Who'd have thought you could experience such a primeval setting only 40 minutes from Auckland? Superb hiking along the Hillary Trail, hosted by a hyper-professional crew at Awesome Walks. Camping with a difference - luxurious caravan accommodation and unbelievable food. You won't lose weight on this hiking trip. Highly recommended!

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Lawrence S
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PipMandis, Owner at Awesome Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks so much Lawrence - yes, the Waitakeres are indeed a magical getaway so close and accessible to Auckland. And I'm quite sure you walked off the home-baking!!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is such a great find. A really unique experience coupling comfortable, clean accomodation, with access to the best of the Waitakeres hikes and walks. There is so much flexibility around what walks you can do and with Philippa and Alec's great knowledge of the local area this can be adapted for anyone of any ability. We had to change ours because of bad weather but still were able to get out and experience the magnificent bush and coast, followed by truly magnificent home cooked food. The caravans are very comfortable and well equipped to make this an incredible weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Anne M
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PipMandis, Owner at Awesome Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks for the lovely review - and for choosing Awesome Walks. We love sharing this magical area with our guests and are delighted that you had a great time.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Awesome Walks was a truly awesome experience, exceeding all my expectations.
The cabins and caravans were charming and comfortable, the food was fresh and delicious and the hosts were friendly and helpful.
Our group of 6 really enjoyed walking in the Waitakeres. The scenery was spectacular and varied and the walks lasted from a few hours to a whole day.
Our stay at Awesome Walks was the perfect "glamping" experience - great hiking coupled with luxury food and accommodation. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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PipMandis, Owner at Awesome Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks so much - really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and yes, the Waitakere Ranges are truly magnificent!

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A party of female friends spent the weekend in the capable hands of our hosts Philippa & Alec who not only provided homemade delicious meals & snacks. They used their extensive local knowledge to outwit the terrible weather to put us onto a walk that was not only spectacular but rainless‼ thank you Awesome Walks

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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PipMandis, Owner at Awesome Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

It was lovely to host you - and good on you for braving that weather and smiling all the way through it!

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Additional Information about Awesome Walks

Address: 27 Turanga Road | Henderson Valley, Auckland Central, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 130 Speciality Lodging in Auckland Central
Price Range: $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awesome Walks offers unique, fully catered accommodation to hikers in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. Accommodation is in cabins and fully equipped caravans and food, linen and all supplies are provided. Hosts help plan the hike and, once guests set out with a day pack only, they relocate the caravan, complete with personal possessions, food and beverages, at the overnight destination. ... more   less 

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