I was  aware of it’s existence (and my awareness was raised further by my friend Isabel).

Mangemangeroa Reserve Walking

Today this coastal bush walk was an initial explore. We concluded that it cannot be made into a circular walk however it is a beautiful magical place to walk, so we will be returning to document it fully.

Yet again we hit the familiar snags, lack of sign posting – so we shall endeavor to keep fellow walkers on track with clear directions.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: 60 mins
Distance: 5 km
Start: Starts at 108 Somerville Road, Somerville, Auckland
Track Quality: Wooden Stairs, gravel, dirt
Difficulty: Easy
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Not suitable
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Facilities: Toilets
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The views from the top of the ridge down the valley to the estuary were stunning, the bush was peaceful, and it was still and beautiful down by the water’s edge at Shelly Park Beach and the yacht club.

I also suggest if you have the time that you pop into Howick Village markets which are held every Saturday morning 8.00am – 12.30pm. 

How to get there: Southern Motorway to South Eastern exit. Follow Route 10 to Ti Rakau Drive, turn right and keep going past Botany Town Centre to its end. Turn left onto Chapel Rd, right onto Whitford Rd then hard left onto Somerville Rd. (MAP)

Mangemangeroa Reserve Walking Track

A walkway runs through native bush, past mudflats stretching along the estuary to Cockle Bay. Or walk through paddocks dotted with cows. Ferries used to manoeuvre through the creek but now it’s home to mangroves, crabs and hosts of birds.

Beautiful lookouts and picnic spots. Dogs are allowed on a leash, except on the shoreline during bird breeding season, where they’re banned.

Map location and how to find Mangemangeroa Reserve Walking Track

Comments on Mangemangeroa Reserve Walking Track

Neil Courtney

Where are all the maps? It would be good if your visitors actually knew where the walks went, rather than guessing.


Hi Neil, thanks for your question. Maps are included with all our guides which can be purchased from our online store. The guide for this walk has not yet been completed as it is a new discovery for us and we have to make a return visit to create a comprehensive guide. I can email you when that has been completed. Helen