Puhinui Reserve forms part of the extensive Matukuturua volcanic field and is linked with pre-European settlements centred around Wiri Mountain (which has been extensively quarried) and Matukutura (McLaughlins Mountain). 

Looking out over Puhiniu Reserve with a little lake

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins
Distance: about 6.5 kms
Start: Price Road (off Puhinui Road, Wiri)
Track: A mix of level paths and slightly inclined paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Difficulty: May require boots in wet weather (mud and puddles), running shoes suitable in dry weather.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: The walking route is suitable for mountain buggies
Highlights: Manukau Harbour conservation land, farmland and farm animals, view of McLaughlin Mountain (volcano), native bush.
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The area is used for a 3 day equestrian event once a year.  It is a great area for safe family cycling on mountain bikes. This is a mostly flat walk. Dogs are not permitted as it is a conservation area for birdlife (such as the rare or endangered NZ Dotterel, wrybill, fernbird, and black stilt). Take a picnic – there are no nearby cafes.

The walking route is suitable for mountain buggies. Puhiniu Reserve is a great place to visit from about the end of July to see the newborn lambs and calves.

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Photos from my walk along the Puhinui Reserve Walkway

Comments Puhinui Reserve Walkway

ryan@what is my purpose

This place looks amazing. I have always wanted to visit New Zealand. This is a beautiful reserve. I love the carving someone did out of the log. WOW!

adrian@landscaping brisbane

I agree with Ryan. What a beautiful picture of New Zealand! I too have always wanted to go there.

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