Summer walks in Auckland

December is a beautiful time of year to get out walking when hopefully the weather starts becoming more stable and before it gets too hot.  We are also blessed with the red pohutukawa tree blossoms at this time of year. One of our favourite places to head out for a walk from is Mangere … Continue reading

Point View Reserve Loop

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 … Continue reading

Tiritiri Matangi Island walk

It's been over 15 years since Helen last visited Tiritiri Matangi Island. Since then, the thousands of young native bush plants have grown to a lush environment (restoration began in 1983). And the bird song has intensified as the protected birds carry on with their breeding without having to be … Continue reading