We have put together self-guide brochures for over 100 little known short walks in and around Auckland so that you can easily find your way around our unique and diverse city.

Join 3000+ fellow walkers! Start walking with 10 FREE self-guide brochures. Get your FREE eGuide ‘What to do and see in Auckland‘. And get our seasonal walk ideas delivered to your email inbox.  Just fill in your name and email address in the boxes HERE – and choose your walk.

To find walks in your area, use the search box (top right icon) or choose a category; scroll down and look to the right –>. Each self-guided circular urban walk two page brochure provides the following information:

  • a map and easy to follow detailed directions, that will keep you on track and deliver you right back to your starting point,
  • how to get there (we suggest by car, bus and train),
  • 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 (short walk routes are between 4 and 7 kms in length, some are flat, some are steep and some have steps),
  • if it’s dog-friendly (designated dogs off-leash areas within the walk) and
  • where to find the nearest café.

To give you a taste of what to expect, visit our blog which along with photographs, describes each completely different walk, the 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, wetlands, volcanoes, streams, farms, reserves, parks, coastal estuaries.

Some of the places you can go:

Whether you live here, are visiting from elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas, or are lucky enough to have arrived on a cruise ship, there are plenty of walks to choose from.

To view the full list of brochures that can be downloaded, click here.

A series of 12 self-guide walk books is now available. Visit the book store or The Women’s Bookshop (in Ponsonby, Auckland).

Health fitness funWhat are you waiting for? Head over to our walk store and find a walk, put on your walking shoes and get going. Walking is great for our health, gets us fit and best of all, can be fun!   Short family outings * New discoveries * Maps * Directions * Vistas * Playgrounds * Picnic Spots * Dog friendly

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. Unleashed Ventures Limited


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20 thoughts on “Home”

  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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 30 January Herald article has alerted me to your site. Although I live in Hamilton I travel to Auckland mainly for exploring walkways. My tramping club wants me to start leading ‘Auckland’ trips again for them as several of us are in 60’s, 70’s now and you have many easier walks. We bring our own coach but I’ll perhaps incorporate a train ride also where feasible. Looking forward to exploring your site for walkway updates. Really great, Helen!
    Thanks and regards

  5. Dear Joy,
    Many thanks for leaving your comment. We trust that you will have lots of fun exploring Auckland’s walkways. We do appreciate your feedback.

  6. I want to thank you for the wonderful walks that you have listed and I would like to explore each one of them. I am new in New Zealand and currently in Auckland city. I am THE walking type and love to explore on foot. Its a thrill when you explore something new along the way and that experience remains forever in your memory. Thank you so much again, your website has given me lots of ideas already.

  7. And thank you for the acknowledgement Vipasha. Very glad to have given you lots of walking ideas. Auckland is a great place to explore.
    Regards, Helen

  8. Fantastic website! I would love to organise a walking trip for my Playcentre, could you recommend a walk that would be suitable for under 5s where they could splash in some water and have a park to play on at the end?
    Thank you

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Self guided short circular walks in Auckland for health, fitness and fun