"Karekare" Waitakere Ranges Things to Do Tip by leffe3
Waitakere Ranges Things to Do: 8 reviews and 16 photos
The very place Holly Hunter played the piano. Reached along the Scenic Drive from Arataki Visitor Centre (along roads that were only sealed a few years ago - that's how isolated the area is) and down a steep incline that was incredibly hacked out of the cliff by the farmer who lived at the bottom on the coast. The story is that apparently, sick to death of reliance on the stormy seas to get cattle to market he 'built' the track up to the top and promptly bought a vehicle (1920s). Got home to the bottom, realised there was no petrol at home and, allowing for the petrol to gather in one corner of the tank, reversed all the way back! Considering this road keeps the 21st century driver alert, this would have been no mean feat in the 1920s!