We are also blessed with the red pohutukawa tree blossoms at this time of year.

first pohutukawa when we walk on summer in auckland 2

One of our favourite places to head out for a walk from is Mangere Bridge Township. We have documented five walks from this area. The village cafes are a great place to meet walking companions before and/or after a walk.

On Sunday mornings there are small markets to buy goodies at. And a little further south, in Kirkbride Road, is a place where you can indulge in fresh strawberry ice-cream while the strawberries are in season. And if you are walking with children, then Ambury Park Farm is always a fun place to visit.

The Mangere Bridge walk circuits vary in length. And you have the option of linking two or more if you are feeling creative and energetic. Take a look at the selection at this link: Mangere Bridge Walks

Other places to enjoy the pohutukawa tree blossom are:

1. Cornwall Park

2. Highbrook

3. Conifer Grove

4. Three Kings

Once December passes and the weather warms up, it is time to seek the shade of the native bush or the cool breezes of the coast.

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Comments on Summer Walks in Auckland


Hi There,

Could you please recommend a decent (over an hour) walk on the North Shore or a little up North that would be suitable for push chairs please?

Thanks 🙂


Hi Naomi,
As you probably realise Auckland’s North Shore is hilly and it is difficult to find a walk that doesn’t have steep bits or steps.
Belmont Bay Walk https://walksinauckland.com/belmont-bay-walk/
Unsworth Reserve https://walksinauckland.com/unsworth-reserve-loop/
Or you could head to Orewa https://walksinauckland.com/orewa-te-ara-tahuna-shared-path/

Cheers, Helen

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