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Things to do in Auckland

Things to do in Auckland

There are many outdoor activities and things to do in Auckland, and I would like to share with you one thing that won’t cost you too much money and won’t take up too much of your time – and thats by going on one our short walks in Auckland!

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woman walking in the nature

Explore the Shore

“Explore the Shore” is a series of three books each containing 10 main walks and compiled by Margaret Scrymgeour. The walks cover a large area of Auckland’s North Shore.

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Orakei Basin Walk & Loop Path

3 km • 45 mins • Easy • Start at Meadowbank Rd/Train station and walk in either direction around Orakei Basin. Lovely wide track with big boardwalks and through a bit of shady bush. Dogs on a lead.

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Big Kauri Tree in St Johns Bush in Auckland

St Johns Bush

Today was my first visit to St Johns Bush. This little gem of a nature walk is in a reserve of beautiful native trees and bush, with a stream and a mighty Kauri tree.

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View from Kepa Bush Reserve looking at the 2 Auckland Volcanos

Kepa Bush

30 Minutes • Very Easy • Kepa Bush is another short walk in Auckland treasure that contains bush trails and native trees, flora and fauna that is easy to get to.

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Sandra at the top of the Harataonga Loop Walk on Great Barrier Island

Harataonga Loop Walk

3.36 km • 1 hour 15 minutes • Steep, but not too bad • Harataonga walk on Great Barrier Island delivers panoramic ocean views, rainforest, and a touch of history.

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Sandra at the lookout at Kiwiriki Bay, Great Barrier Island

Kiwiriki Bay Lookout Walk

2.6 km • 1 hour 15 minutes there and back • Steep, straight up • Such a great walk and well worth the uphill workout to the lookout at Kiwiriki Bay on Great Barrier Island.

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