Unsworth Reserve Loop

Over the years, we have made many visits to Paul Matthews Road off the Upper Harbour Highway in Albany totally unaware that nearby is the huge Unsworth Reserve with the Alexandra Stream flowing through. The Alexandra Stream is thought to be named after Princess Alexandra who married the Prince … Continue reading

Grey Lynn Explorer

It was time to visit the newly opened (15th June 2013) Cox's Bay Reserve boardwalk and to incorporate it into another circular walk to add to our collection. This walk explores both Cox's Bay Reserve and Grey Lynn Park. Cox's Bay Reserve is made up of three parks - Hukanui Reserve where … Continue reading

Half Moon Bay East

This walk at Half Moon Bay explores the parks and reserves to the east, and then heads down to Eastern Beach. On a sunny day at high tide it is quite beautiful! The new-ish boardwalk, is a great finishing touch as you return to Half Moon Bay. It was very busy at the Half Moon Bay cafes today - … Continue reading

Conifer Grove Circuit

The walk along Conifer Grove Esplanade offers views across Manukau Harbour north to Wattle Downs and south to Karaka. We met friendly chatty people along the shared walkway/cyclway, many with dogs and children in tow (there is a good selection of children's playgrounds in the … Continue reading

Orakei Basin walkway

The  Orakei Basin walkway upgrade that began in 2010 is complete. The concrete has been poured onto a new pathway on the Macpherson Track.  And it is fantastic! The bridge over the Orakei Creek is beautiful. Now Orakei and Meadowbank are connected by a boardwalk along the railway line that both … Continue reading