Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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Base map extracted from NZ TopoOnline May 2006. Crown Copyright Reserved.

A forecast of rain for the day came to nothing when 16 people turned up to explore the Fernglen native plant gardens and the nearby Kauri Park bush reserve.

We left The Bracken at 1:30pm and met up with more people on Kauri Rd opposite the entrance to Fernglen.

Eileen shared Jeremiah 33:3 Ask me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here as an introduction to the walk and the secrets and surprises of Godís creation as we do our tramp.

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We entered the Fernglen gardens and had a look at the subalpine plants first.
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From there we went into the bush and had a look at the fern house.
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A loop track took us through the native bush to an open area where we had a glimpse of the Waitemata Harbour in the distance.
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We continued along the loop track through more lovely native bush to come out on to Kauri Road and then entered the native bush of Kauri Park to soon cross a bridge. In the stream were one or two tiny waterfalls.
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It was a steady but rather gentle climb up through the bush to come out at Rangitira Rd for a short break. It was obvious why the reserve was called Kauri Park - there were kauri trees everywhere.
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We returned to Kauri Rd a different way to rejoin our original track at the bridge. We were out by about 4pm, faced with a short but steep slog back to our cars parked further up Kauri Rd outside Fernglen.
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COST: $2