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Michaels Avenue Reserve Path

Walking time 25 mins

Walking steps 2080 steps

Cycling time 10 mins

Distance 1.6 km

Starts at 45 Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

A flat stroll or bike around Michaels Avenue Reserve in Ellerslie. The path is perfect for all ages and abilities, including children learning to ride.

Start at the park entrance on Michaels Avenue, where you'll find car parking and a children's playground.

The path runs around the perimeter of sports fields and a wetland area. The park is busy during Saturday sports matches, so it's best to time your walk or ride on another day.

There is seating along the way to take a break. If you want to turn your walk into a workout, use the 10 station fitness circuit around the lower fields or kick a ball around on the sports fields.

The lower path is a great off-road area for young children to learn to ride, or get used to a scooter or balance bike.

The wetland has been developed as a wildlife refuge. There's a bird watching platform, and information signs about species to look out for. The pond lies over natural peat soils which formerly lay under part of Lake Waiatarua which was drained in the late 1920's.

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Sports field

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