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 shoes on however it was a bit soggy in patches due to some recent rain.

Date Walked: 05.08.2017

Weather Conditions: Warm sunny morning, had been raining days before

Distance: 1.8km

Time Required: Track signage recommend around 45 minutes, however its probably more like 20 – 25 minutes depending on speed

Final Rating: ★★★★☆

GETTING THERE

From Tuakau, head up Alexandra Redoubt Road, past the cemetery all the way to the end there is a bit of room to park at the end. It is usually never too busy. The walking track is on the left in the bush with a sign. There is some great history at the cemetery as well.

IN MY BACKPACK

I did not need a backpack as this is only a short walk.

THE WALK

The walk starts from either the end of the road or the cemetery, as it is a loop we chose to start at the end of the road and end up in the cemetry.

There is a sign and a map of the walk, from there continue through the bush. The beginning of the track is very well maintained gravel. A bit further in the track turns to a hard mud / bush floor however as it had been raining it was a big soggy. The walk is a nice gentle bush walk.

Continuing through the bush there is a small boardwalk over a wet stream, then the track turns back into nice gravel. I think they’ve been working on the track from each end and its just the middle part that needs a bit of work. See below was the worst part, but it was easy enough to dodge.

Up a short incline there is a small set of stairs, where you can see through the bush to the Waikato River. Up the stairs is the end of the walk that comes out through the cemetery.

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Cemetery entrance of the walk / where our walk finished.

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Overall, I liked this short walk. I like that it is a loop, so you don’t need to back track. If you live around Tuakau it would be a nice regular walk and something a bit different from walking on the streets.

 

 

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