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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Auckland Heritage Festival guided walk

On Saturday 7 October, Friends of Maungawhau chairperson Kit Howden will lead a guided walk from Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral to the summit of Maungawhau and Mt Eden Village. 

Meet us at Terry Stringer's Mountain Fountain in the cathedral forecourt at 10:30 am.

Discover walks and waterways, reserves and rock gardens. Find out how the city has developed, and look at issues related to intensification and the protection of green space in Auckland.

You can choose the whole walk (about four hours) or join us partway.
Bring water and lunch to eat in the grounds of Highwic House (optional entry inside the House costs $8). 

In the afternoon we'll visit Withiel Thomas Reserve and Government House grounds and garden. Our gardener guide will meet us at Savannah Place at 2:00 pm.

Reasonable fitness and sturdy footwear are recommended.
The Outer Link bus connects the start/end points and midway locations.

You can read about the Mt Eden rock forests in this interesting article in the New Zealand Geographic magazine.

For more information, please contact us

Alfred Sharpe, The environs of Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki,
watercolour, purchased 1935
The Mountain Fountain at Holy Trinity Cathedral


Newmarket Park
Newmarket Park

Newmarket Park
Highwic House

Withiel Thomas Reserve
Withiel Thomas Reserve

Government House grounds
Government House grounds

Thank you, Albert-Eden Local Board!

We acknowledge a "quick response" grant of $544 this year from the Albert-Eden Local Board for purchase of a saw, saw blades, and 50 pairs of gloves. Thank you for your support. We have already made good use of the saws and gloves.