• Kay

Day 36 Auckland City Tramping


Start 12.15pm

Finish 5.45pm

Distance 17km plus 3km walk back to motel

Total 584km

Elevation: Minimal

Steps 33,095

Weather: Sunny

It was supposed to be a really early start with Dave dropping me off at about 7am where I left off 3 days ago. After a bad night sleep due to noisy neighbours, the alarm went at 6am with the sound of heavy rain outside.

A quick rejig of the plan and I ended up waiting until Dave headed towards Devonport for a meeting early afternoon. It worked out to be a much better plan because I had forgotten I needed low tide for some of the trail as I went along the coast towards Devonport.

Rangitoto Island

It was an beautiful walk along the bays. The great thing about this kind of trail walking is the food. Found a lovely cafe in Takapuna. Munched on a ciabatta with bacon, pear, walnut and cheese, followed by a Nelson Berry Gelato. I of course only had it to try the Nelson Berry flavour and report back on the quality. I am pleased to report it was suitably lovely and did our region proud. All in all I took it fairly leisurely along the beaches.

I caught the ferry from Devonport to Auckland CBD as per the the trail map. I lost the will to walk once I hit the city properly. It was about 5pm and the traffic was awful. I walked through Auckland University and the Domain which were both nice but noisy.

In the end I decided to walk back to the motel as it would have taken three times longer for Dave to pick me up.

The sky tower in the distance

Tomorrow will be a big day to make up some of the distance I didn't do today, hoping to make it to Auckland Airport which is strangely on the route. Some people stay overnight actually in the terminal. I think I will take the motel option instead.

75 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
About Me

Hi! I'm Kay Chapman, a first time long distance trail hiker, first time blogger, keen tramper, business owner , mother of 20 year old Chontelle, wife of Dave and pretend boss  of Lottie our West Highland Terrier. (Lottie knows she is really the boss of us all). 


Join My Mailing List
  • White Facebook Icon

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with