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Wednesday Night Westie Walk: Western Springs / Meola Reef

  • Western Spring Park

    Corner of Motion Road and Great North Road, Auckland (map)

    -36.889381 174.697388

  • This week we will visit Western Springs Park and the Meola Reef. Western Springs surrounds a natural spring-fed lake, one of Auckland's early water supplies. Meola Reef is a lava flow that came from the Three Kings volcano that was formed 15,000 years ago when the 300 meter deep crater filled with lava and overflowed in a 10 kilometer “river” through Western Springs to terminate as the Meola Reef in the Waitemata Harbour. It is the longest lava flow in the Auckland volcanic field. The area around the reef is a 15-hectare reserve with stands of mangrove.

    Meeting Point: Corner of Motion Road and Great North Road
    Walking Time: approx 1.5 hrs depending on fitness of the group and the route.
    Walk difficulty: A mix of level paths plus some steps. We will be walking at a brisk pace so suitable for people with good walking fitness.
    What to wear and bring: Good walking shoes, water, snacks, warm jumper and wet weather gear.

    We will leave on time in fairness to the whole group.

    Group members have indicated that they like to walk in a smaller group with a preferred maximum of 25. Therefore the limit on our walks will remain at 25. Thank you for your understanding :-)

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RSVPs close: Dec 14 at 10:00 AM

  • Elizabeth
    Organizer,
    Event Host

    I'm Elizabeth, and I enjoy getting out and about for some exercise and to meet new people.

  • Graeme C

    Hi I am Graeme. I hav a passion for the outdoors and nature and would like to... more

  • Helen

    Hi I'm Helen. I'm from England and have been in NZ since 1999

  • Milly B

    like talking. Bit shy at first. Otdoor. Fun with no pressure

  • Marie

    Hi, I'm looking forward to exploring different parts of Auckland with fellow walkers :-)

  • Rebecca

    Hi I am Rebecca and I enjoy walking and look forward to discovering some new walks around Auckland.

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