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Ōwairaka - Mt Albert heritage walks

Farms and the ballast pit walk

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This walk traces the Allen, Sadgrove and Kerr Taylor farms, where walkers can visit the Kerr Taylor farmhouse 'Alberton'.

The walk notes the destruction of Ōwairaka through quarrying. There is a cycle way along Mt Albert Road for cyclists who want to exclude the cone from the trail. Walkers including the cone can either circle it by road or follow the tracks. Please note, the tracks are suited for fit walkers only.

Start this walk outside the entrance to number 1 Mt Albert Road. Continue along Mt Albert Road until Summit Drive.

This walk will take approximately one hour.

Genteel Mt Albert walk

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This walk starts at the Methodist Church and shows the influences of the non-conformist religions on the development of the area.

You will visit grand villas, Edwardian homes, arts and crafts houses and other bungalows. Mt Albert Grammar School and the Croquet Club are also included.

This walk will take approximately one hour.

The people's walk

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This walk starts at Mt Albert Community Centre and loops round Wairere Avenue, Asquith Avenue, Malvern Road and Jesmond Terrace. These streets epitomize the housing boom of the 1920s.

Fowlds Park can be included and St Lukes Church is visited at the end of the walk.

This walk will take approximately one hour.

Mt Albert Shopping Centre walk

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This walk takes in the 1920s shopping centre and some of its historic plaques. It also notes the site of the King George's Hall and the removal of the Presbyterian Church.

The walk starts at 869 New North Road and proceeds into the shopping centre.

Walkers should remain on this side of the road in order to get the best view of the shop facades. Cross over at the lights, remaining on the same side.

Auckland Council has placed plaques giving a brief history outside some of buildings on this walk.

This walk will take approximately one hour.

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