One of my favourite short bush walks in Auckland is the Dingle Dell Reserve and St Heliers circuit. On a sunny day St Heliers village has a holiday feel about it – with the harbour water sparkling, the golden sand and people enjoying the waterfront. Contrasted with the quietness of the native bush in Dingle Dell.
This is a dog friendly walk with an off-leash exercise area. There is a children’s playground at the corner of Maddills Farm and Allum Street. Plus a picnic area in Dingle Dell Reserve. And a good choice of cafes along the Tamaki Drive waterfront.
Description: A mix of level paths, gradual inclines and bush tracks. Not wheel-friendly. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather.
To see: Sea/harbour views, beach, residential homes, native bush, views of Mt Victoria and North head.
Time: approx. 60 minutes (about 5.38km).
Parking: Along Tamaki Drive, St Heliers (note Parking Time Zones)
Buses: Tamaki Drive, St Heliers MAP
Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map over at our Walks Store (AE-003 Dingle Dell) and our Book Store (one of 12 walks featured in our books “Urban Bush” and “Best of the East”).
2 thoughts on “Dingle Dell and St Heliers Circuit”
This is a lovely spot (Dingle Dell) I’ve done a wedding here and it was just beautiful. These walks are all great and show that in Auckland we can get out and do something different – for walking or your wedding. Thanks for posting this. Saturday there is Opera in Dingle Dell too. Looking forward to it.
Thank you for your comment Sarah. Dingle Dell would be a wonderful venue for a wedding – and for this Saturday’s Opera too. Helen