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Smiths Bush Reserve

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Deserves to be better known

With the motorway and sports club right next to this reserve it is easy to miss this woodland oasis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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A wonderful little gem!

Smith's Bush is an ecologically sensitive area so the whole walk is on a boardwalk. It is an... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 Akoranga Drive | off Northcote Road, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the motorway and sports club right next to this reserve it is easy to miss this woodland oasis but I find it worth a repeat visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ronah802
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Smith's Bush is an ecologically sensitive area so the whole walk is on a boardwalk. It is an extremely pleasant walk of about 15-20 minutes to do the circuit. Unlike alot of other bush walks where you spend so much time looking at your feet...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank BridgetF626
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Beautiful shady circuit on a wheelchair friendly boardwalk. Best to park by Takapuna Cricket Club off Northcote Rd.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ronah802
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

A lovely 20 min or so loop walk of about 1 km among varied native trees and plants. All in boardwalk to avoid damage. There's and informative (if wordy) leaflet in a box just after the start with 40 or so numbered info points. Be...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 286andyp
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great to find bush in built up areas in the city. Lovely relaxing walk/run.easy walk, better than just walking thru the streets.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank PaulaS9177OG
Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have always enjoyed walking through Smith's bush. Wonderful trees and greenery. Well kept walkway too. Ihave often taken visitors from overseas to see this place - they are impressed too

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Janice D
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Take the family and enjoy a quiet and calm bush walk through this lovely environment, bird life is abundant and very different from the usual humdrum of the city.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank robyndiane
Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love this walkway! It's elevated through a 'hidden forest' and although you can hear the motorway you feel a mile away! Full of bird life and interesting trees. Power Rangers has even been filmed there! I don't ever go alone though as it's the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Pip H
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This reserve has a board-walked loop for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs as well as for walkers. Dogs should be on a leash at all times, and should remain on the boardwalk to prevent damage to the plants on each side. On a windy day, the...More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank bushgirl59
Reviewed February 15, 2012

Smiths Bush Reserve is one of a number of such reserves in Auckland. An area of natural forest preserved in more or less natural state (you don't have walkways in native forest!). The gentle walk takes around one hour. We went in quite a warm...More

Date of experience: November 2011
2  Thank spock999
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