The circuit takes about 30 minutes, and it provides views of the bush, 3 volcanoes (One Tree Hill, Mt Hobson and Mt Eden) and Orakei Basin, which all happen to be walks that we have documented. 

Kepa bush

Kepa Bush Reserve is a cool shady walk for hot summer days. It is quiet and peaceful – and still in the city! The track is not well maintained, so be sure to wear sturdy footwear.

The grass reserve has picnic tables, and space to kick a ball around.

Kepa Bush Reserve is beside Eastridge Shopping Centre, where you can leave your car and stop for a coffee afterwards.

The reserve covers 14 hectares and was established in 1962 when the Auckland City Council purchased it from St John’s College.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: 30 mins
Dogs: On leash only
Track : May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather. Caution: Muddy and slippery when wet
Highlights: Volcano views, Orakei Basin view, native bush, stream
Facilities: Picnic tables, parking, public toilets
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Photos from my walk along the Kepa Bush

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