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Kepa Bush Path

Walking time 40 mins

Walking steps 1950 steps

Distance 1.5 km

Starts at 35 Thatcher Street, Mission Bay

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About the path

Recharge your batteries on this peaceful bush walk in Ōrākei. Bring the kids along and have a family adventure - they'll love getting off the beaten track and listening for the bird call in the forest.

The boardwalk and gravel path has a number of stairs to climb - great for getting the heart rate up.

Park the car on Thatcher Street (parking on Kepa Road is difficult), a stone's throw from the Eastridge Shopping Centre. Or leave your car at home and take the regular bus service along Kepa Road.

Start at the Thatcher Street entrance to Kepa Bush and head down the stairs. Follow the signs towards Colenso Place, and then back towards Kepa Place and Thatcher Street.

During the peaceful walk you'll see large mānuka, tōtara and pūriri trees. Admire the huge 300-year old kohekohe tree from the viewing platform. Kohekohe is an important source of nectar for birds in early winter - and possums also love nibbling on the leaves, flowers and fruit!

A second viewing platform has great views over Purewa Creek and towards the Auckland city skyline.

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