Today we explored Macleans Park and Eastern Beach – an area that was new to us. The walk took us up and over the Park and down to the waterfront. We were rewarded with wonderful views over the Hauraki Gulf/Tamaki Strait and were able to cool off in the snippets of native bush.
This is a dog owners paradise -a very dog friendly walk with an off-leash area throughout the park. Dogs are allowed on the beach area from 7 pm to 9 am. The Auckland Council dog laws are:
Dogs are permitted off leash in ALL parks and reserves except those adjoining beaches with the above mentioned restrictions on times dogs are allowed on the beach. (See other Dog Friendly Walks)
The beach area is set up for picnics and there are children’s playgrounds.
Macleans Park is 36 ha in size. The gully areas and stream restoration plantings have helped to provide roosting and foraging habitat for kingfisher, fantail, pigeon, silver eye, tui and grey warbler native birds.
Note: the yellow line shows the Short Walks In Auckland recommended loop walk.
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Description: A mix of level paths, steps and steep paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather.
To see: Hauraki Gulf/Tamaki Strait views, native bush, streams, beach
Time: approx. 60 minutes. (about 4 kms)
Start: Macleans Road opposite Murivale Drive MAP
Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map over at our Walks Store (AE-032 Macleans Park) and our Book Store (one of 12 walks featured in our books “Dog Friendly Walks part 1” and “Best of the East”).
|Approx 6 minutes (2.5 – 4km)
|Dirt/Gravel, Grass, Paved
|2 – some hills but excellent track
|Some hills are steep and there are some stairs
|Toilets, Playground, Flying Fox
|Beautiful native bush & birds, Flying Fox, Spectacular sea views, variety