Clevedon Scenic Reserve, Camp Sladdin, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Thorps Quarry Road, Clevedon, Auckland, 2582 Parking: Yes, plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes Shoes: I wore my hiking boots, however most of the walkers I passed were wearing sneakers. Date Walked: 29 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Hot, sunny, dry Distance:…

Upper Nihotupu Dam Walk, Waiatarua, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 1.6km from the start of Piha Road, Waiatarua, Auckland. Parking: Yes, there is a nice big car park Toilets: Yes, one toilet just after the bush section of the walk Dogs: Yes, on leash Shoes: Sneakers would be fine, I wore my hiking boots as we had been doing…

Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland Parking: Yes, there is plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes FfShoes: Hiking boots or sneakers. Some parts of the track are quite rough, so I was glad I had my boots on! Date Walked: 28 January 2017 Weather Conditions:…

Harker Reserve Walk, Onewhero, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Onewhero-Tuakau Bridge Road, Onewhero, 2697 Parking: Yes, plenty of off-road parking on a nice piece of grass or on the gravel shoulder Toilets: No Dogs: Yes, on lead Shoes: I wore my sneakers, however it was muddy in patches of the track that are heavily shaded by the…

Mt. William Trig Walk, Bombay, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Puketutu Road, Bombay, Auckland Parking: Yes Toilets: No Dogs: No. Shoes: I wore my sneakers, however it was raining and they were soaked right through within a few minutes due to walking on grass. If the weather is wet or has been raining, waterproof boots would be…

Major Jones to Red Hut Bridge Walk, Turangi

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Koura Street, Turangi (There are multiple entrances to this walk) Parking: Yes, on Koura Street Toilets: Yes, at Red Hut bridge car park (long drop) Dogs: Yes, on or off lead Shoes: Sneakers, dry track in excellent condition Date Walked: 5 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Sunny,…

Tram Line / Anderson Walk, Waitakere Reservoir

Things to know before you go: Location: (Opposite number 773) Scenic Drive, Henderson Valley, Auckland Parking: Yes Toilets: Yes, at the Dam Dogs: Yes and No. Dogs are allowed on one part of the track, however there are bait stations with Poison, I would not take my dog here. Shoes: I wore my hiking / waterproof…