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Walks in and around Auckland

Bangkok, Thailand
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Walks in and around Auckland

I will be by myself in Auckland for 5 days late May. I am interested to do a day walk around town and further afield that I can reach via public transport.

Apart from coast2coast walk, any other ideas for walks for a few hours in and around the city i.e parks, gardens, coastal beaches, etc.

I won't have car so all starting points need to be accessible by buses or ferries or trains.

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

The ferry to Devonport and a walk to Cheltenham Beach is nice, or you could include the Navy Museum.

The three main Gulf Islands are easily accessible by ferry too. I strongly recommend at least one, depending on your interests.

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2. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

Catch the ferry to Rangitoto and do the walk to the summit.

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3. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

Devonport would be my pick for a city walk. Lovely seaside suburb, with viewing points from Mt Victoria and North Head.

You could catch a Link bus to the Auckland Domain - Auckland hospital where the main entry into the Domain is located. Walk through the Domain to the Wintergarden and on to the Museum. Either walk down the steep hill footpath to Grafton Road backto the city centre or exit the Domain onto Parnell Road for a bus back to the city.

St Heliers beach to Kohimarama and on to Mission Bay and Okahu Bay follows the foreshore on a formed footpath. Buses stop outside Kelly Tarlton's for the city centre.

Cornwall Park is lovely, with its working farm and lookout summit. Catch a bus for Onehunga and get out at a Royal Oak stop or along Manukau Road to enter Cornwall Park.

Any of the gulf islands will give you walking tracks and scenery. Ferries from downtown go to the different islands for a day-trip.

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4. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

Thank you all for your kind advice. Will study the bus and ferry route and map my walk accordingly. Look forward to having a good walking time in Auckland!

Will report back when all is done.

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5. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

rangitoto would be my best pick. take ferry to island, walk the volcanic fields to the top. take a torch to explore the lava tunnels. wear good walking footwear and take water and snacks.

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6. Re: Walks in and around Auckland

...... but whatever you do be mindful that the weather is very changeable at the moment so be sure to wear/ take layers of clothing and rain wear..... I say this as I watch rain sweeping down the harbour then it stops and we have a bit of blue sky then it rains again... it’s windy and unsettled but not cold.... yet! Enjoy........

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