We'll meet near Sylvia Park (near Central Auckland) and then we will take a secret path to Hamlins Hill. One moment you'll be safely next to the motorway and the next you'll be surrounded by lush greenery. The sudden change between two different worlds will be pleasantly surprising. I will lead you through the forest and then up to open hilltop farmland areas. On our way I will show you how European settlers and Maori communities, from long ago, used this special place. We head further up to a bench where we can sit and take in the panoramic views. From the top you can see the North Shore, Sky Tower, Manukau Heads and many other places. Hamlins Hill is one of the few "hills" in Auckland that is not a volcano. Because it is so close to busy areas many people don't even notice it but I think it's a gem and a lovely green place to visit, near the City. Once you've taken photos and had a look at all the views, I'll lead you back down the hill, back through the forest and then to Sylvia Park, or close by.
Candy or similar snacks.
I have lived in Auckland for most of my life. I am an experienced hiker and outdoor adventurer. Being outside in ancient forests, or enjoying a beautiful sunset, brings me immense joy. I have hiked extensively in the North Island of New Zealand and I am knowledgeable about the natural world, including botany and astronomy. When I am not hiking, I am an Air Bnb host, and I teach yoga, but I feel that nature provides some of the best "therapy". In the last few years I have enjoyed discovering some of Auckland City's little known amazing hikes. In this experience I will be sharing Hamlins Hill which is a little known green area right next door to Sylvia Park and the motoroway. If you want to book this experience for a different time please inquire.
A hike from Sylvia Park, a very large shopping centre, via a secret path and then through a forest and up the top of Hamlins Hill. Then back again. I will give you as much time as you need to look around and to take photos.
The experience goes ahead in most weathers so please dress warm or cold or in wet weather gear, depending on the weather. Please bring water. I can't wait to meet you to show you this special place.
Hidden Green Oasis In the City