Te Ara O Whangamaire, Patumahoe

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Clive Howe Bush Reserve, Patumahoe Parking: Lots of parking at the rugby fields, then its just a short walk down to the first turn of Clive Howe Road. There is a sign that I have below you need to look out for. Toilets: Not at the Dogs: Yes,…

Rooseville Park, Pukekohe, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Multiple entraces: End of Totara Avenue ; End of Roose Avenue ; Middle of Ngahere Road Parking: Yes – End of Totara Avenue & end of Roose Avenue there is a cul-de-sac that you can park on; Middle of Ngahere Road there is a gravel patch on the…

Trying Something New – Mountain Biking!

When my brother, his girlfriend and I were at the Waiuku Forest, we began thinking how fun it would be and how much distance you could cover on a bike. As we were walking we could see some tracks off the main gravel road through the forest, and we got pretty excited at the idea….

Waiuku Forest, Otaua

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: We went up the sealed entrance off End of Wilson Rd S, Otaua 2682 – however there is also an entrance off of Ghezzie Road that is an unsealed road. Parking: Plenty of parking at the end of the road. As the forest is also used for horse riding,…

Manukau Heads Lighthouse

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Manukau Heads, end of Lighthouse Road. See map below Parking: Parking at the bottom of the track, however can get quite busy. Note that the gate is open from 9am to 5pm Toilets: Yes (long-drop) Dogs: No Shoes: Normal sneakers / any shoe you’re comfortable in Date Walked:…

Historic Walkway to Waikino, Karangahake Gorge

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Karangahake Gorge Parking: Lots of parking at the beginning of the walk Toilets: There are toilets right by the car park, as well as a picnic area Dogs: Dogs on leash only Shoes: Normal walking shoes are ok, we decided to go up to the waterfall and this…

Rail Tunnel Loop + Windows Walk, Karangahake Gorge

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Karangahake Gorge Parking: Lots of parking at the beginning of the walk Toilets: There are toilets right by the car park, as well as a picnic area Dogs: Dogs on leash only Shoes: Normal walking shoes are ok, we decided to go up to the waterfall and this…

Alexandra Redoubt, Tuakau

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Alexandra Redoubt Road, Tuakau Parking: At the end of the road Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, I took my dog and just kept her on her lead but there were other people there with their dogs off the lead running around. Shoes: I had my normal walking…