Kauri Glen & Cecil Eady Bush
Kauri Glen was established as a reserve in 1907 and Cecil Eady Bush some time later when further subdivision occurred. These reserves are contiguous and linked together by a good walking trail running from Kauri Glen Road by Northcote College Gymnasium, through to Woodside Avenue.
Although the forest has been milled for kauri, some large trees of 200 to 300 years in age remain along with many other large native tree specimens. There is a link from Kauri Glen Road through to Tui Glen Avenue and Raymond Terrace. This latter track is regularly used by college students and local residents as a through route across the Onepoto Stream between Pupuke and Onewa Roads.
However the main track from Tui Glen contains some fine stands of kauri and is due to be upgraded to minimise risk of Kauri Dieback, and this track may well be closed for a season while works are carried out. There are also large totaras and tanekaha and some fine specimens of nikau palms- occurring particularly on the track to Raymond Terrace.
Most of the other tracks in Kauri Glen and Eady Bush are still closed due to the risk of Kauri Dieback and users need to check for such closures and to respect the barriers and signage. However, the direct route connecting Kauri Glen Road and Holdaway Avenue, via the new track formed this year, is open.
This track largely avoids being too close to the kauri but the new stage is of good grade as it takes you up near the college sportsfields. As you near Woodside Avenue it follows an interesting boardwalk along the banks of the Onepoto Stream and its adjacent wetland. A link to this track is available also from Gladstone Road.