The walk starts off going uphill and there are further gentle undulations – it fits the ‘fitness’ criteria!

There is some variety – big pine trees, distant city skyline views, a path following a stream (where the Nikau Palms were showing off their red berries), a few cattle taking up what shade they could find and then once out of the park the fabulous views over the harbour and estuary.

view to the beach

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour
Distance: About 5kms
Start: On corner of Robert Ave and Riddell Road
Track: A mix of level paths, and a few steep paths. Suitable in dry weather.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of all ages and abilities, suitable for normal footwear. May be muddy in places during the winter months.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
Dog Friendly: Yes – There are off-leash dog exercise areas
Facilities: Children's Playground at Corner of Riddell Road & Roberta Ave
Highlights: Sea views, city views, stream, private gardens, farm animals
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Churchill ParkGlendowie Park and Roberta Reserve all have an off-leash dog exercise area and today there were dog owners taking advantage of the weather.

For children, there is an attractive playground area at the walk start and end point.

Roberta Reserve playground includes a series of exciting, safe play spaces for kids of all ages. For more adventurous youngsters, the park’s large colourful rope fort, eagle’s nest and swing basket are a real highlight.

Suggested Café: Meadow Glendowie at 3 Roberta Ave, Glendowie.

Photos from my walk along the Churchill Park Loop

Comments on Churchill Park Loop


Doesn’t it just make you feel like putting on your shoes and go out there…?


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