This nature walk follows the estuary edge and through the native bush. I was hoping to head there yesterday but the rain was too heavy. Today the skies cleared to reveal a warm autumn day perfect for another walk in Auckland.
The starting point is at Roberta Reserve – it is a space that children can enjoy with a playground in the corner. Roberta Reserve is an off leash dog exercise area, but no dogs are allowed within Tahuna Torea itself because of the shore and wading birds that wander freely in this conservation area.
Quick facts about this walk
|approx. 45 minutes. Allow extra time to explore
|On corner of Robert Ave and Riddell Road
|A mix of level path and a steps. Suitable in dry weather.
|Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind.
|Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
|There is off leash dog exercise area but no dogs are allowed within Tahuna Torea
|Wilderness Nature Reserve. Estuary views, sand spit, mangrove lagoon, freshwater pond, native birdlife, and native trees, Hauraki Gulf views. Bring binoculars to view birdlife.
|Download your FREE map of this walk
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Tahuna Torea introduces you to 25 hectares of unique wildlife sited on a long sand bank extending out into the Tamaki Estuary. It is rich in Maori history as well as native birds and vegetation.
Native trees are well sign-posted and there are fabulous views of the sandspit and estuary. There are three main walking trails around the reserve and you can walk them separately or together. It is a fun bush and shore family friendly walk.
Check the tides before you head out – at low tide, you can explore the Sandspit Beach Walks and at high tide you can enjoy the beauty of the water.
Suggested Café: Baker & co.