If you fancy a bush walk without having to travel out of Auckland, then Eskdale Reserve and Birkenhead Domain may hit the spot. You could take a picnic to eat on the grass. And if you enjoy mountain bike riding, then this is an option too. Be prepared for dog walkers (dogs on-leash).
This shady bush walk is suitable for hot summer days or misty rain days. The native bush includes nikau palms, young kauri trees and ponga tree ferns. The Kaipatiki Stream runs through the reserves.
We started our walk from Glenfield Road. MAP
The Eskdale Reserve bush tracks are highlighted in the Kaipatiki Explorer maps which you can download HERE.