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People invited to try out new walk

Last updated 05:00 21/03/2014
Waikowhai

STUNNING SCENERY: The Waikowhai Coast features views of the Manukau Harbour, rare native birdlife and walking tracks.

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Walkers can stretch their legs on an 11 kilometre trek along the Waikowhai Coast next month.

The Puketapapa Local Board is arranging for guides with a knowledge of the area to lead a group on a full-day "epic walk" from Onehunga to Lynfield Cove on April 5.

The walk will take participants along walking tracks through native bush with views of the Manukau Harbour.

Puketapapa Local Board member Michael Wood says the board hopes it will inspire people to take more of an active role in the area's protection and upkeep.

"We want to show people how valuable and beautiful this walk is and to open up the area for people to experience it," he says. "We're also hoping people come forward to volunteer and get active."

The walk requires a moderate level of fitness. People should wear sturdy walking shoes and bring plenty of water, some snacks to eat, a backpack and a hat.

Lunch will be provided. Transport will be available to take participants back to the starting point after the walk.

Walkers will meet at the eastern end of Seacliffe Rd by the State Highway 20 pedestrian crossing overbridge at 10am and will finish between 4pm and 5pm.

Registration is required. Email Nicole.Braganza@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to register or phone 367 4301 for more information.

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