Local Walks

Local walks in the
Mairangi Bay area

Love walking? You might enjoy knowing a few interesting routes in the area. Following is a series of walks compiled by local resident Margaret Scrymgeour who has been involved in walking activities on the North Shore for the last thirty years. These walks have been published in the Mairangi Bay Village News. Further information on North Shore walks and local walking groups can be found here.

1 Hidden Mairangi – For the love of walking

Published in the March 2012 issue of Village News
Margaret says, “Even long time residents are often unaware of the amazing variety of walkways in and around Mairangi Bay. This relatively short walk includes some of the most ‘devious’ walkways and can easily done in two shorter loops of about ½ hr each.” Starts at Mairangi Bay Surf Club.
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2 Mairangi Bay to Murrays Bay and Rothesay Bay

Published in the April 2012 issue of Village News
A spectacular coastal walk with views from every twist and turn. This walk is part of the North Shore Coastal Walk and takes from ½ hr to an hour, depending on which option you choose.
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3 Centennial Park

Published in the May 2012 issue of Village News
A beautiful 1¼ hour walk that explores the intriguing network of bush tracks in nearby Centennial Park.
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4 Inland Murrays Bay and Speedy Reserve

Published in the October 2012 issue of Village News
Murrays Bay is well known for its boating activities but running back up the valley are numerous walkways providing links to unexpected back streets and reserves.
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5 Mairangi Bay to Campbells Bay inland

Published in the June 2012 issue of Village News
This interesting walk takes in not only the coastline but also one of the newest bush tracks in the area.
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6 July Winter Walk in Mairangi Bay

Published in the July 2012 issue of Village News
The varied, and sometimes steep, walkways of Mairangi Bay are perfect for winter walking.
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7 Some Hidden Walkways of Murrays Bay

Published in the August 2012 issue of Village News
This walk introduces some of the many walkways in inland Murrays Bay which can be combined to form a great variety of walks all within a relatively small area.
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8 Some Hidden Walkways of Sunnynook

Published in the September 2012 issue of Village News
Most people are totally unaware that Sunnynook has a wealth of hidden walkways and reserves.
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Further information

If you are interested in other walks on the North Shore there is loads of information on the Living Streets Aotearoa website, including the following 3 downloadable PDF booklets that Margaret Scrymgeour has developed:

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Walking Groups in the area

  • The Mairangi Walking Network which meets most days of the week – please contact Paula Cole 09 444 6435 for more information.
  • Mairangi Bay Women’s Walking Group – meets every Saturday morning – more information on their website here.

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