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Hooton Reserve Path

Walking time 45 mins

Walking steps 4550 steps

Cycling time 20 mins

Distance 3.5 km

Starts at 14 Mills Lane, Albany

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

A scenic walk or ride through Hooton Reserve in Albany.

Hooton Reserve is a hive of activity, with something for the whole whānau to enjoy after your walk or ride. Check out the skate park, basketball court, world-class BMX facility and outdoor exercise stations to complete an open-air workout.

The path is set back from busy Oteha Valley Road, offering a pleasant walk or ride. The flat, wide path is a mix of gravel and paved surfaces, so it's suitable to use all year.

Start at the car park on Mills Lane, which is located part way along the path. Head east from the car park, past the children's playground and skate park. Follow the path to the edge of the park, and then turn around back to the Mills Lane car park.

Continue past the car park and follow the path through the western area of the park, along the native bush and Oteha Stream.

At the turn around point, the path links up with Albany Village. Here you can grab a bite to eat from one of the local cafes, or pop into the library and let the kids choose a few books.

Make your way back to the Mills Lane car park once more to complete the walk.


  • Basketball court
  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Skate park

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