Kaipātiki Explorer

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 a newly opened track and on 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.  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 sports fields. As you near Woodside Avenue it follows an interesting boardwalk along the banks of the Onepoto Stream and its adjacent wetland.

There is also 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 may well be closed for a season soon 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.  

There are several other tracks providing an internal 1.5 km loop walk and connections through to Holdaway Avenue. However, these are temporarily closed - again because of the risk of Kauri Dieback, and users need to check for such closures and to respect the barriers and signage.

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