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Source: Auckland Council

Get your summer sorted with our pick of scenic local walks in the Albert-Eden Local Board area.

“I find it hard to pick a favorite, every single one of these walks offers something unique,” says Albert-Eden Local Board Chair Margi Watson.

“No matter which one you choose to explore, you’re sure to find inspiration.”

Here are some familiar and some lesser-known walks to try this summer:

Walk at Fowlds Park

This easy walk around Fowlds Park in Morningside will get you moving. It offers plenty of activities to enjoy a family day out. Start at Malvern Rd (car parking is available here), or anywhere around the park (there is ample parking available inside the park too). Follow the paved loop path around the park. In winter this is a good option for an exercise circuit, as the park is lit at night during sports practice.

More information here.

Roy Clements Treeway

Enjoy a walk along residential streets and through an urban oasis of regenerating bush. The bush area was established about 30 years ago through the leadership of Roy Clements, a teacher at Mt Albert Grammar School. The Meola Creek winds through the bush. It was established through ongoing volunteering effort from locals.

More information here.

Eric Armishaw to Waterview

A nice walk or easy cycle ride connecting two fantastic children’s playgrounds in Point Chevalier and Waterview. It’s great for kids and new cyclists developing their confidence.

More information here.

The Point Chevalier Coastal Walk

Take a stroll through Point Chevalier, explore Coyle Park and enjoy a swim at the picturesque beach. Start your walk in Coyle Park, 5ha park with a playground and toilets which has fantastic harbour and city views. There’s dedicated car parking and Coyle Park is easy to access on two local bus routes.

More information here.

Explore our local heritage at Waterview

The Waterview Heritage Path combines great coastal views, playgrounds, local heritage and close-up glimpses of the towering new motorway infrastructure. This path has a mix of concrete and gravel surfaces. It’s steep in some areas and there are some steps to climb.

More information here.

Walk up Maungawhau (Mt Eden)

If you’re after more of a challenge, wind your way up Maungawhau (Mt Eden) – Auckland’s highest volcano and home to some of the most well-preserved fortifications of their type in the world. From the summit, you’ll enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the city and its harbours.

More information here.

Mt Eden village heritage walk

Over time, Mt. Eden village has responded to changing times but retained its unique heritage charm. Exploring this neighbourhood by foot will have you immersed in local history.

More information here.

Ōwairaka / Mt Albert heritage walks

Ōwairaka / Mt Albert offers walks for every fitness level.  At different times of the day, you will have the chance to capture Instagram worthy photos. This is a haven for native birds too.

Find four different walks, each with a unique flavour here. 

The Tītīkōpuke / Mt. St John / Te Kōpuke walk

Te Kōpuke / Tītīkōpuke / Mt St John is a lesser-known maunga (mountain) and is one of Auckland’s oldest volcanoes. The exact age is unknown, but it is at least 75,000 years old, as the scoria cone is blanketed with ash erupted from Te Tātua a Riukiuta / Big King in that period.

More information here.

Oakley Creek Walk

Take a stroll along Te Auaunga (Oakley Creek), one of Auckland’s longest urban streams and hosts the central city’s highest waterfall.

Phyllis Reserve is a great place to start the walk, as there’s parking available in the park. The walkway starts behind the Number 2 sports field. You can also start your walk at Heron Park or from Great North Road.

The relatively narrow concrete path has some steep sections and stairs. It’s great for walking but leave your pram, bikes and scooters at home.

More information here.

Withiel Thomas walk

The Withiel Thomas Reserve is located on the edge of one-way Withiel Drive in Epsom, which comes down to Gillies Avenue. The park is notable as it is made up entirely of a tiny surviving remnant of lava rock forest – a rare ecosystem, after centuries of modification.

More information here.

Discover more walks in the area and across our region here on the AKL Paths website.