Today’s walk starts off in Lynn Reserve, and heads up a bush filled gully with a small stream, to a giant Kauri tree (over 2 metres in diameter and is said to be about 800 years old) among a grove of smaller kauri trees which are growing in Leigh Scenic Reserve. It is awesome!

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 75 minutes
Distance: about 5.8 kms
Parking: Lynn Road, Bayview near Glenfield.
Buses: 111 Lynn Road, Bayview
Track: Bush track, steps, inclines and board walks. Muddy in places when wet.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Dog Friendly: Dog Off Leash Area
Highlights: Native bush, including Giant Kauri, small waterfalls, views across Auckland Harbour to Hobsonville Point, native birds.
Facilities: Three children’s playgrounds.
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The route joins up with the Glenfield Coastal Walkway and heads around to the boat ramp and Manuka Reserve at the bottom of Manuka Road.  Hearing the song of the tui birds as we slowly walked up the incline of Manuka Road gave us great encouragement.

This walk through the bush and along the Upper Harbour coastline is not only beautiful, it provides a great workout if you are into fitness. It is also a fun family walk that includes two children’s playgrounds, plus dog off leash exercise areas.

The new playground at Lynn Reserve looks great, and in the week since we last visited, a children’s ‘learn to cycle track‘ has been installed.

***Please note:  A small park of this track has been temporarily closed due to Kauri Dieback. Check the Auckland Council website for updates.

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