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Explore our great outdoors

Published: 24 July 2015

Beat the winter blues by getting active outdoors and exploring the Upper Harbour area’s beautiful parks, scenic coastal reserves and picturesque bush walks.

Upper Harbour Local Board has produced a free walking guide for residents that features some of the area’s best-kept natural secrets, including the waterfall at Gills Scenic Reserve, the little beaches around Marina View and the tramping routes in Pāremoremo.

There are walks to suit all ability levels – many are buggy-friendly and great for families, while others require tramping boots and a greater degree of fitness and experience.

The guide includes maps and directions for eight reserves, as well as a walk around Herald Island.

The maps identify many points of interest, including picnic areas, sports grounds, cafés and playgrounds.

Download your copy of the Upper Harbour Walking Guide (PDF 617KB) or pick up a copy from the Upper Harbour Local Board office or Albany Library.

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