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Smiths Bush Reserve

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A wonderful little gem!

Smith's Bush is an ecologically sensitive area so the whole walk is on a boardwalk. It is an... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Bridget F
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Auckland, New Zealand
Cool walk on a hot day

Beautiful shady circuit on a wheelchair friendly boardwalk. Best to park by Takapuna Cricket Club... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Ronah802
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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42 Akoranga Drive | off Northcote Road, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Smith's Bush is an ecologically sensitive area so the whole walk is on a boardwalk. It is an extremely pleasant walk of about 15-20 minutes to do the circuit. Unlike alot of other bush walks where you spend so much time looking at your feet...More

1  Thank Bridget F
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Beautiful shady circuit on a wheelchair friendly boardwalk. Best to park by Takapuna Cricket Club off Northcote Rd.

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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

A lovely 20 min or so loop walk of about 1 km among varied native trees and plants. All in boardwalk to avoid damage. There's and informative (if wordy) leaflet in a box just after the start with 40 or so numbered info points. Be...More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great to find bush in built up areas in the city. Lovely relaxing walk/run.easy walk, better than just walking thru the streets.

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Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have always enjoyed walking through Smith's bush. Wonderful trees and greenery. Well kept walkway too. Ihave often taken visitors from overseas to see this place - they are impressed too

2  Thank Janice D
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Take the family and enjoy a quiet and calm bush walk through this lovely environment, bird life is abundant and very different from the usual humdrum of the city.

Thank robyndiane
Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love this walkway! It's elevated through a 'hidden forest' and although you can hear the motorway you feel a mile away! Full of bird life and interesting trees. Power Rangers has even been filmed there! I don't ever go alone though as it's the...More

Thank Pip H
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This reserve has a board-walked loop for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs as well as for walkers. Dogs should be on a leash at all times, and should remain on the boardwalk to prevent damage to the plants on each side. On a windy day, the...More

1  Thank bushgirl59
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Smiths Bush Reserve is one of a number of such reserves in Auckland. An area of natural forest preserved in more or less natural state (you don't have walkways in native forest!). The gentle walk takes around one hour. We went in quite a warm...More

2  Thank spock999
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