Last weekend while we were exploring the Whitford area, we stumbled across the Point View Reserve, and decided to check it out.
Point View Reserve is close to Botany and Dannemora and the view from the trig station, looking north to Auckland City puts the city’s housing sprawl into perspective. Looking towards the opposite direction there are still the rolling hills of the quiet countryside to see. What a contrast!
And then, in the middle of the reserve is regenerating native bush – taraire, karaka, puriri, rimu, totara and kahikatea trees; as well as tree ferns, kanuka and nikau palms. What a treasure this reserve is.
A tributary of the Mangemangeroa Creek runs through the steep gully (we were told there are 500 steps on the Koura Track).
Our 3km loop walk does require a good level of fitness – due to the steep steps. Dogs must be on-leash in the bush areas, and off leash in the open areas.
Further information is at the greataucklandwalks website.
You can download the Auckland Council Point View Reserve brochure here.
Description: Mix of level and steep paths, with a series of steep steps. Suitable for good levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind. Not suitable for pushchairs.
To see: Views of Auckland City and countryside, bush and birds.
Time: approx. 45 to 60 minutes (about 3.16kms). Plus exploring time.
Parking: Corner of Caldwells Road and Point View Drive. MAP
Stay on track… Find this walk (AS-097 Point View Reserve Loop) and other walk brochures with map and directions at our Walk Store . One of 12 walks in our book “Best of the South” available from our Book Store.