Point View Reserve is close to Botany and Dannemora and the view from the trig station, looking north to Auckland City puts the city’s housing sprawl into perspective. Looking towards the opposite direction there are still the rolling hills of the quiet countryside to see. What a contrast!

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 45 to 60 minutes Plus exploring time.
Distance: about 3.16kms
Parking: Corner of Caldwells Road and Point View Drive.
Track: Mix of level and steep paths, with a series of steep steps
Difficulty: Suitable for good levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Not suitable for pushchairs.
Dog Friendly: Dogs must be on-leash in the bush areas, and off leash in the open areas.
Highlights: Views of Auckland City and countryside, bush and birds.
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And then, in the middle of the reserve is regenerating native bush – taraire, karaka, puriri, rimu, totara and kahikatea trees; as well as tree ferns, kanuka and nikau palms. What a treasure this reserve is.

A tributary of the Mangemangeroa Creek runs through the steep gully (we were told there are 500 steps on the Koura Track).

Our 3km loop walk does require a good level of fitness – due to the steep steps. Dogs must be on-leash in the bush areas, and off leash in the open areas.

Map location and how to find Point View Reserve Loop

Photos from my walk along Point View Reserve Loop

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