Close to Mangere Bridge Village, nestled on the foreshores of Manukau Harbour, with Mangere Mountain as the backdrop, it is steeped in volcanic history and its intertidal mudflats form a birdwatchers wetland paradise. We sighted many pukeko running about today.
Ambury Park Farm is named after Stephen Ambury, an English Immigrant who farmed in this area. Mr Ambury produced the first shipment of butter to leave New Zealand for the United Kingdom.
Quick facts about this walk
|Walk time:||approx. 1 hour|
|Distance:||about 5.25 kms|
|Start:||Ambury Park Farm car park|
|Track:||Mostly level paths across farmland and along gravel tracks|
|Difficulty:||Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. Suitable for mountain bikes. Sturdy shoes recommended.|
|Buggies/Wheelchairs:||The walking route is also suitable for mountain buggies|
|Highlights:||Manukau Harbour, Mangere Mountain, farm land and animals, shore birds, Ambury Park Farm|
|FREE Map:||Download the FREE printable map with directions, of this walk|
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The farm itself has varied animals that young and old always enjoy. (A friend of mine, Robyn P Murray has written beautifully illustrated children’s books about Roger the Rooster and The Spirit of Cameron including other animals in residence at Ambury Park Farm).
On a hot day, be sure to have hats, sunblock and drinks on hand. There are picnic tables and benches throughout the Park.
The walking route is also suitable for mountain buggies.
If you enjoy cycling, there is an easy grade 7km mountain bike track that takes you from Ambury Park Farm to Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve.
A fun place to take the whole family. Animals to see and pet (feed the new lambs in August), volcanic history, shore birds, picnic spots…You could spend half the day doing the walk and visiting the farm, have lunch in Mangere Bridge Village and then explore Mangere Mountain.
Nearby places to visit: Watercare Coastal walkway, Ambury Regional Park, Villa Maria Winery and cafe, Butterfly Creek, Otuataua Stonefields historic reserve , Mangere Strawberry and Vegetable Farm @ 127 Kirkbride Road.
Map location and how to find Ambury Park Farm Walk
Comments on Ambury Park Farm Walk
I’m interested in this walkway as noted on your website: “If you enjoy cycling, there is an easy grade track (WaterCare Coastal walkway) which takes you from Ambury Park Farm to Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve”.
Are you able to give me an idea of how long the cycle track is as I’m looking for a decent LONG walk where I can take dogs.
I would like to know whether it is free or not to see the Ambury Farm.
Yes it is free entry Mahros 🙂 Cheers, Helen