There’s nothing like a good walk. A bit of fresh air, vitamin D and bird song – what more could you ask for?
Here are some great walks to explore in central Auckland and on Waiheke Island:
Check out the great walks in our oldest park the Auckland Domain. The Pukekawa Gardens and Museum Path, takes you through the highlights of the park, including the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Wintergarden.
Monte Cecilia Path
Take a leisurely stroll through a Victorian-designed landscape setting on the Monte Cecilia Path. The walk is great for all ages and you'll need to allow some time to enjoy the big shady trees and views towards One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) and Māngere Mountain.
Wind your way up Mt Eden (Maungawhau) – Auckland’s highest volcano. From the summit, you’ll enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the city and its harbours.
Symonds Street Cemetery
Venture along the Hobson Walk to explore one of New Zealand's oldest urban cemeteries.
Tamaki Drive Coastal Path
Enjoy stunning panoramic vistas of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf on the Tamaki Drive Coastal Path. The 3.3km scenic loop takes you along the vibrant Mission Bay coastal boulevard and around Bastion Point (Takaparawhau).
Matiatia Headland Path, Waiheke
Walk 1.5-hours along the coastal path that hosts the Sculpture of the Gulf exhibition every two years. The Matiatia Headland Path has wonderful views over the Matiatia Channel to the islands of Motuihe, Motutapu and Rangitoto. Why not extend your walk with a visit to one of the nearby world-class vineyards?
Fisherman’s Rock Path, Waiheke
Make your way along this stunning coastal route with secluded rocky coves, great views, secret picnic spots and one of Waiheke’s longest staircases. Start at Little Oneroa beach and take the track on the right along the coast until you reach the stairs down to Fisherman’s Rock.
Keep our kauri standing
Help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. If you enter or leave a forest/area with native trees anywhere across the region, here are three easy steps you need to remember:
- Scrub– clean all soil off your footwear and gear. Kauri dieback can be spread by just a pinhead of soil.
- Spray– your footwear and gear with disinfectant at every cleaning station you encounter.
- Stay– on track and off kauri roots.
Always check the Auckland Council kauri webpage before going for a walk to find out what tracks are currently closed.
Get together this February
Keep an eye on OurAuckland for other great ideas on how you can get together with friends and family this February.