Bordering the northern end of the suburb is the 41-hectare Point England Reserve.
What a gem! We had no idea that there was a sandy beach here.
This walk offers great views of East Auckland and the Waitemata harbour and as the walkway passes through bush, mangroves and farmland. This route is a part of the 7.5km Point to Point Walkway.
The walking route is also great for prams/buggies and dog walkers (on leash only).
Quick facts about this walk
|approx. 80 minutes
|about 7.0 kms
|Glen Innes Train Station (or Point England Road Reserve at end of Point England Road)
|Mostly level paths.
|Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
|Suitable for prams/buggies
|Yes – welcome on leash
|Estuary views, boats, wetlands, mangroves, residential housing, view of two volcanoes – Mt Wellington and One Tree Hill, Point England Reserve, Maybury Reserve feijoa trees
|Download your FREE map of this walk
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Stretching along the Tāmaki River, the reserve encompasses diverse landscapes, including vital bird nesting areas and farmland.
The Point England walkway runs along the length of the reserve and will become part of the 11-kilometer Tāmaki Loop. The Auckland Council has plans to restore the Tāmaki River and Omaru Creek, as well as build a community center on a portion of the site.
The Omaru River is an outlet of Orakei Basin and runs underneath Meadowbank to Apirana Ave, through Maybury Reserve and out to Wai O Taiki Bay.
Nearby Walks: Tahuna Torea, Waiaturua Reserve