Locality Pleasant Point Stream, Map No. 13, Time 20 minutes
Start on Halstead Road, opposite the Pleasant Point Primary School. There is a fun adventure playground at the start of this walk with swings, slides, tunnels, a climbing building and a great flying fox.
A flat gravel walk meanders beside a dry river bed, with grassy banks and tall shady trees. It is a pleasant, easy walk suitable for all ages and finishes at Runa Terrace.
- Adventure playground
- Shady walkway
Locality Pleasant Point Domain, Map No. 14, Time 40 minutes
Start on the path on the corner of Mackenzie Country Road (SH8) and George Street and continue into the Pleasant Point Domain. Walk past the camping ground to the left of the golf course. There is a well marked track to begin with which is flat, easy walking. Large firs and natives provide lots of shade.
At the beginning the golf course is on the right. On the left, there is rolling land with the mountains in the distance.
Do not cross the road but continue around the perimeter of the golf course. The road borders the track but is mostly hidden by trees. If you prefer to walk on the edge of the course rather than through the trees, keep an eye open for stray golf balls.
There are pigeons in the camping ground but native birds such as fantails (piwakawaka) are on the other side of the golf course.
- Black matipo
Publish Date: 28 Mar 2014