10 great heritage walks in Auckland

Last Updated : 20 Nov 2018

Avondale / Te Whau Heritage Walk 

(Various walks from 1 to 3 hours) 

This trail features some of the earliest surviving places in Avondale, including St Ninian’s Church built in 1859-1860.

Walks in Auckland Avondale

Three Kings Heritage Trail

(2-3 hours)

Explore natural landmarks such as Te Tātua-a-Riukiuta (Three Kings) and the nearby tuff ring, Arthur S Richards Memorial Park and St Andrews Reserve.

Walksi n Auckland Three Kings

Auckland's original shoreline 

(3 hours)

Auckland's shoreline has undergone dramatic changes over its history. This walk takes you through many sites of historical interest, including pā sites, shipyards, beaches and bays.  

Balmoral and Sandringham Historic Walks

Quiet neighbourhood walks through some of Auckland's central suburbs.

Walks in Auckland Balmoral

Downtown, midtown and uptown

(3 walks, 1.5 hours each)

These walks include Auckland's waterfront, notable buildings, theatres and galleries.

Blockhouse Bay walks

(2 trails, each 1 hour)

Seaside and beach walks featuring Armanasco House (an early farmhouse), the library, school, tearooms, early shops, and churches, as well as murals and sites that represent aspects of Blockhouse Bay’s history.

Walks in Auckland Blockhouse Bay

Auckland University Heritage Trail

(1 hour or less)

Explore Auckland's beautiful university grounds and historic buildings, and learn about the city's early business people and entrepreneurs.

Maungawhau / Mt Eden

(several walks, each of approximately 40 minutes)

These walks explore different themes of historical development in the area from the 1840s onwards.

Walks in Auckland Mt Eden

Remuera Heritage Walk

(1-2 hours)

Learn about historical sites on this walk from St Aidans Church to Mt Hobson.

Ōwairaka / Mt Albert

(4 walks, each approximately 1 hour)

Enjoy these neighbourhood strolls and learn about the history of this area, including an overview of early Māori history.

Walks in Auckland Owairaka Mt Albert


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