There is a collection of children’s playgrounds (some with flying fox) that could provide a great incentive for doing the walk with children. Some people take bread to feed the ducks in the ponds near Westgate, but I don’t recommend this.

The view from the top of Flaunty Reserve across Auckland Harbour to the city can be breathtaking.
The view from the top of Flaunty Reserve across Auckland Harbour to the city can be breathtaking.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 75 minutes
Distance: about 6 kms
Parking: Westgate Shopping Centre
Buses: Westgate Shopping Centre
Track: A mix of level paths and steep paths
Difficulties: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather. Muddy tracks after rain.
Dog Friendly: Dog friendly off leash areas
Highlights: Auckland City views, Waitakere Hills view, views of Te Atatu Peninsula, native trees and fauna, urban development
Facilities: Childrens playgrounds
  • Features: The park has a range of features, including sports fields, a playground, walking and cycling paths, a skate park, and picnic areas. The sports fields are often used for rugby, soccer, cricket, and other outdoor sports.
  • Skate Park: Moire Park has a skate park that’s popular among skateboarders and BMX riders. It provides ramps, rails, and other features for tricks and maneuvers.
  • Picnic Areas: There are designated picnic areas equipped with tables and benches, making it a suitable spot for families and groups to enjoy outdoor meals.
  • Events: Moire Park occasionally hosts community events, sports tournaments, and gatherings. It’s a hub for local activities and a place where people come together.
  • Nature: While not a large nature reserve, the park offers a touch of greenery, providing a refreshing atmosphere for visitors to relax and unwind.
  • Accessibility: The park is generally accessible to the public and is a popular spot for both locals and visitors looking to enjoy recreational activities in a natural setting.
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