Lynwood Cove Ramble

In which Miles does the Lynwood Cove Ramble.

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Lynwood Cove Ramble is one of the Auckland Council‘s Manukau coastal walks.  There’s a map and info at that link, and info on various other walks.

A friend and I parked at the end of Gilletta Road.  He thought the foreshore looked a bit muddy, so we took the other path first.  It starts with a steep ascent with a few views of Lynwood Cove and Manukau Harbor on the way up.   

View of Manukau Harbor
View of Manukau Harbor

We were talking, and this walk went by pretty quickly – the Auckland Council estimates this walk at 1-1.5 hours.  We got a bit turned around on the roads, and we may have missed some of the upper part of the trail.  In any case, we found the entrance to Manukau Domain, and descended the steps to the shore.

The tide appeared to have one out some since we started, and we decided to walk back along the rock shelf foreshore.

The Manukau arbor coast was an interesting one, with cool rock formations, cliffs and trees.  I was ready for more interesting foreshore after Tawharanui the day before.

Manukau Harbor coastline
Manukau Harbor coastline
Manukau Harbor coastline
Manukau Harbor coastline
Manukau Harbor coastline
Manukau Harbor coastline

This is a nice short walk, and easily reached from the city, but I would definitely recommend going at low tide, so you can walk the foreshore.  I’ll be looking for the good apps for info on tides.

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