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Flat Fun in the East, Auckland

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Flat Fun in the EastBeginner

Submitted by Jon Turner

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Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Open farmlands


2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)



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Start off from Point England Park and follow the path that curves along the coastline.
Once you cross over the small bridge turn right at the fork.
In about 500 metres you want to turn right - it looks like it is just a grassy spur but look to your right and there is a trail. It will feel like you are going the wrong way but trust me - this is the 'fun' track.
When you get out to the road take the track on your left - it is a small and easy loop.
Run along the road till Tahuna Torea Reserve. If it is low tide go via the sand spit, otherwise follow the lagoon track. Follow this all the way to Roberta Reserve. Go out to Riddel road and run up the road for nearly a km to Chelmsford Ave. Run up this to Churchill Park. You can go lots of different directions in the park and everything leads back to itself.
Run back the way you came or via Shrewsbury Ave then Glendowie Park.
Once you get back to the Tahuna Torea walkway, follow the 'lower bush walk' then loop back around via the 'upper bush walk'. Soak in the view from Godwit lookout.
It is an easy run back to the car from here.

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Features of interest

Glendowie Sandspit, Churchill Park, Lots of interesting urban walkways and an old dam.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 70%

Sealed Road: 30%

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  • Access

    Start from Point England Park on Point England Road in Glen Innes.

    Buses go directly here
    Lots of parking at the beginning of the run.

    14 km

    24 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    The only bit where you might get lost is in the Wai-O-Taki reserve- if you end up at the playground you have gone too far - but it is easy to get back on the track. Double back and go through the grassy section and down the path.

    Perfect throughout.

    First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    There are taps at the beginning (and end) as well as various toilets en route

    Check the tide

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