We met friendly chatty people along the shared walkway/cyclway, many with dogs and children in tow (there is a good selection of children’s playgrounds in the reserves).

view Conifer Grove Circuit
Bridge over, cycleway Conifer Grove Circuit

Quick facts about this walk

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Walk time: approx. 60 minutes
Distance: about 4.55 kms
Start: Walter Strevens Drive, Conifer Grove
Track: Mainly level paths, some steps.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Highlights: Manukau Harbour views, mangroves, residential homes and gardens
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Yes
Facilities: Children's Playground, Cycleway
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More information: My Auckland: Conifer Grove
The boardwalk through the mangroves provides a mini adventure for young children (but do keep an eye on them – one child’s scooter took a flying leap into the mud when we were there; luckily the tide was out!).

Suitable for family cycling – Brylee Drive Reserve, Takinini, 6km of shared paths.

Photos from my walk along the Conifer Grove Circuit

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