A group of people from out west decided that we would like a shorter walk during the week to increase our fitness level for our longer weekend walks. These walks will be mainly in West Auckland, but once in a while may be in other areas of Auckland.
This week we will go for a walk from Western Springs Park to the Meola Reef. Western Spring 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 vo-cano 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
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.