The dark grey sky and strong winds did not bode well for our walk from Narrow Neck Beach (north of Devonport) to Ngaratinga Bay – a mini coast to coast loop. However, we did stay dry and the walk was invigorating and very enjoyable with plenty of interest along the route.
Fort Takapuna Reserve stands guard above Narowneck Beach and is one of four off leash dog exercise areas. The other off leash areas are: Ngaratina Park, Woodall Park and Cambria Reserve. Cheltenham Beach is off leash at certain times.
From Fort Takapuna Reserve there is a good view across Cheltenham Beach to North Head.
There is only a little of street walking and that provides a peek at the pretty Victorian style houses that Devonport is well known for.
If you have time, you may wish to stop at the Devonport Museum – you will pass by the entrance along the route.
Description: A mix of level paths, steep paths and steps. Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind. Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
To see: Wonderful Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City views, views of North Head and Mount Victoria, historical buildings & sites, Victorian style homes.
Time: approx. 60 minutes (about 5.5 kms). Dog off leash areas. Children’s playgrounds.
Start: Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck. MAP
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