Auckland Baptist Tramping Club
2004

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Base map: NZTopoOnline, extracted September 2004, Crown Copyright Reserved  


Nineteen people turned up on a blustery afternoon to have a look at some of the reserves in the Titirangi-Glen Eden area. We left The Bracken soon after 1:30pm and met up with more people at the start of Park Rd behind the Titirangi shopping village, ready to start our walk about 2:30pm.

A climb up some steps behind Lopdell House and a short walk along Kohu Rd brought us to the start of the driveway to Mt Atkinson summit. We took a 5-minute bush track from the start of the road up to the summit, where we had a view out across the Manukau Harbour, another view towards central Auckland dominated by the Sky Tower, and a view from Te Atatu westwards to the Waitakere Ranges.

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We returned to Kohu Rd down the driveway, then continued on into Kopiko, Konini and Daffodil Rds and Kawaka St. This was the suburb of Titirangi - instead of more formal lawns and gardens the houses were surrounded mostly by native bush, giving a special beauty to the area.
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A short but lovely bush walk through Kawa Glade brought us to an open reserve behind the Kaurilands School.
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We continued along Atkinson Rd into Konini Domain to follow a track alongside a stream. This went through a short stretch of bush and was muddy in places.
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It was 3:30pm when we stopped at Ceramco park for our afternoon tea stop. The wetness of the ground meant most of us had this standing up.
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After continuing on around the park we walked back to Titirangi village along Kaurilands and Atkinson Rds, having to dodge a shower of rain during the final climb to the village. We finished our tramp at 4:30pm with icecreams at the village to cap off a lovely afternoon walk.

COST: $3