Mission accomplished and rewarded with a delicious iced coffee at Highbrook Park’s Olea Cafe!

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 75 minutes
Distance: about 5.8 kms
Track: A mix of level and slightly hilly paths.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Start: Business Parade North, Highbrook
Dog Friendly: There is an off-leash dog exercise area on the Otara Creek (south)
Highlights: Pukekiwiriki Crater, wetlands, views of Tamaki Estuary, Otara Creek, Pakuranga Creek, Mount Wellington and other volcanoes, Highbrook Model Airpark.
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According to “Volcanoes of Auckland, the Essential Guide” Highbrook was developed as a racehorse stud farm before being converted into a business park. The explosion crater’s name is Pukewairiki which means “the hill with the associated small lagoon”. The crater floor is now salt marsh and mangrove forest.

The pathway along Highbrook Park is safe for family cycling. This walk does not include a playground and would be suited for older children. Look out for the pohutukawa blossoms early summer. An off-leash dog exercise area is on the Otara Creek (south) side of this walk.

Map location and how to find Highbrook Park Loop

Photos from my walk along the Highbrook Park Loop

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