When you think of going out for a night of dancing, a remote cave on one of Auckland’s wild west coast beaches isn’t the first venue that comes to mind.
Abundance of wildlife
Whatipū is about 40km west of Auckland’s city centre and is a scientific reserve home to an abundance of wildlife.
It is part of Waitākere Ranges Regional Park.
Te Ana Ru cave is a 20-minute walk from the car park, and there are a number of other walks of various lengths and difficulty in the area, including: