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Puke Ariki (Point View Reserve), Auckland

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Puke Ariki (Point View Reserve)Beginner

Submitted by Leon Klijmeij

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Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush


1:00 (Slow)
00:30 (Moderate)
00:20 (Fast)



March 2020: some sections are CLOSED due to Kauri Dieback

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Nice little run / cardio workout in a reserve in East Auckland. The description below is for a larger and a slightly smaller loop which takes you to most of the reserve. You can always do another loop if you're up for it.

Start from the car park and make your way up to the trig station, follow the track and keep right. Make your way down the Kereru track keep going straight towards the water reservoir. Keep left onto the Piwakawaka track (keep water reservoir on your right). Turn left into the Koura track and make your way down the steps (remember, what goes down must go up). After crossing the Glulam bridge over the stream, make your way up the stairs (165+). When you reach the clearing, keep right where you will find more stairs. At the end of the track turn left onto the Pekapeka track. At the end turn right onto the Tui track and make your way down. After crossing the the little bridge, keep right onto the Riroriro track. Follow the track up and keep left after crossing the next bridge. After some 200+ stairs you will find your self at the start. Now continue for another smaller loop.
Head towards the trig station as before, some track down the hill. When at the clearing, turn left into the Riroriro track. make your way down and follow this track. After crossing the bridge (same as before) you now turn right and up the stairs (again) onto the Pekapeka track. On the top of the track, turn left onto the Ruru track, enjoy the view towards Rangitoto and follow the track until you're back at the car park.

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Features of interest

1) Views over Auckland in all directions
2) Native bush such as Purir, Totara, Rimu, Toraire and Kahikatea
3) Native birds such as Kereru, Morepork, Piwakawaka, Riroriro and Tui

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 25%

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 25%

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  • Access

    Start is from the car park on Caldwells Road which is off Point View Drive, East Tamaki Heights.

    Coming from SH1; take the Highbrook off ramp and keep following the road, which changes name from Highbrook Drive, Allens Road, Smales Road, Killkenny Drive. Turn right into Point View Link, which will take you up the hill. Take the 1st right into Caldwells Road.

    Coming from Whitford; Follow Whitford Road, turn left on the Roundabout into Point View Drive. Keep driving until you reach Caldwell Road.

    You can park on Cadwells Road.
    Currently (May 2017) the car park is closed due a small slip near the gate.
    A bus stops on Killkenny Drive, which requires an addition 100 m climb up the hill.

    24 km

    28 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    Non available, please bring your own.

    A few muddy sections and slippery steps after some rain .

    A few low hanging trees.

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