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If you are looking for outdoor activities or free things to do in Auckland, ‘Short Walks in Auckland’ maybe your answer.
You may be visiting New Zealand and you don’t have a great deal of time for activities and sightseeing, and you want to keep your spending costs down.
Or you may have just moved to Auckland and want to explore it on your own, walking with friends, family or your dog.
Or you may have lived here quite a while and realize that you have been missing out on urban walking in Auckland and finding all the things to do and see in Auckland.

We have put together some little known walks in and around Auckland so that you can get a share of the local experience.

We have documented a series of over 100, comprehensive, short (45 to 90 minutes depending on fitness levels and stopping to enjoy the interest points) self-guided circular urban walks in Auckland that describe:

  • how to get there (we suggest by car, bus and train)
    AT Public Transport has released a free Android app, which is available on the Android Market and a free app for the iPhone, which is  available on the Apple iPhone App Store.
  • what to see (we take you on routes that are interesting and off-road as much as possible using Auckland’s existing paths, walkways and boardwalks through parks and nature reserves),
  • nearby children’s playgrounds,
  • a spot of history,
  • approximately how long it will take,
  • if it’s dog-friendly (designated dogs off-leash areas within the walk) and
  • where to find the nearest café.

The self-guided walking brochures and books include maps and easy to follow detailed directions for each route, that will keep you on track and deliver you right back to your starting point.

And as an extra bonus you can download TEN FREE walking self-guides!  Just fill in your name and email address in the boxes on the right – and choose your walk.

As adults, many of us love walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush, but many children may not enjoy walking in dank, dark forests in 50 shades of green. One of our aims here at Short Walks in Auckland, is to encourage families to take their young children out exploring on short, interesting walks, and to inspire them to make walking an enjoyable life time habit. This in turn will prevent the diseases caused by a sedentary lifestyle.

NEW! A series of books is now available from AMAZON (with more in the pipeline…)

Every walk is completely different, there is a vast variety of sights, sounds and smells. Beaches, bush, volcanoes and urban. For all ages, weather and ability. Great views of the city, bird sanctuaries, coastal estuaries.
Short family outings * New discoveries * Maps * Directions * Vistas * Playgrounds * Picnic Spots * Dog friendly

Watch this video to get a taste of what to see in Auckland:

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Enjoy your visit and be sure to let your friends and family know that it is easy to get walking in Auckland – discover Auckland’s backyard secrets.

PS I am happy to do guided walks for groups upon request.

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  1. What a wonderful idea, done from the heart, that could suit anyone who likes the outdoors.
    I’ve seen some of those walks, and just reading about them inspires one to actually go out there and enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing this passion of yours, Helen :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I would love to go back to Auckland and do some more walking. There is so much to see there. I lived there for 9 months in 1987/88, but unfortunately my ex-wife wasn’t into walking.

  4. Put it on your bucket list!!!

  5. Wonderful website Helen, I will definitely be exploring some of the walks this summer!

  6. Good to get your comment Dawn. Thank you.

  7. Delma Harrison

    I am in receipt of your letter. I am the owner of Cafe Greenfingers in Palmers Remuera. I do alaready host many walking groups from around auckland and would be pleased to promote this activity. Please contact me 021867072

  8. Thank you for your support Delma. I am about to update the walk information with the full name of Cafe Greenfingers and will pop some flyers in the post. Regards, Helen

    I have updated these links:
    http://walksinauckland.com/orakei-basin-walkway/ and http://walksinauckland.com/remuera-hobson-bay-walkway/

  9. I am looking forward to trying out the walks you suggest.
    Thanks
    Chris

  10. That’s great! Let me know how it goes for you. have fun :-)

  11. Very well set out and informative.
    Keep up the good work.

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