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 entrances: 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…

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:…

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…

Tawhai Falls Walk, Tongariro National Park

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 6 km along SH 48, off of SH 47, Tongariro National Park Parking: Yes, off road and road side parking Toilets: No Dogs: No Shoes: Sneakers Date Walked: 4 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Dry, Sunny, Warm Distance: 800 meters Time Required: 10 – 15 minutes Final Rating: ★★★★★ GETTING…

Lion Rock, Piha, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Piha Beach, Piha, Auckland Parking: Yes, there is plenty of off street parking around Piha. We parked in the Piha Domain and there was plenty of space. Toilets: Yes / No, there was no toilets near our car, however there are public toilets all over Piha and nearer…