You may wish to extend the walk by heading up to the summit of Mount Wellington for views over Auckland, or explore the streets and houses of Stonefields.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 45 minutes.
Distance: about 4.0 kms
Start: Mitre 10, Lunn Avenue
Track: A mix of level and slightly hilly paths.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Highlights: Mount Wellington, Maungarei Springs Wetlands, re-used stone quarry (Stonefields)
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The volcanic site of Mt Wellington was formed 9000 years ago.  It was used as a village by the Maori with evidence dating back 600 years ago. 

Winstones Limited began quarrying stone here back in 1936 – and much of the stone was used for building Auckland. 

In 2001 the site was sold and is now a large residential area.

Photos from my walk along the Mt Wellington Explorer

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