We had a few newbies today - this is the six of us about to set off from the carpark at Highland Park, along the green marked off road cycle route on Eastern Districts Cycle Map.
A pleasant and surprising path meandered behind the suburbs and followed the stream a long distance in and through Botany Downs.
Stopped for a photo at Howick Historic Village
Who'd have thought this was tucked away there in the burbs?
Eventually stopped for a coffee at the Kings Garden Centre in Botany.
I continued on by myself when we got back to Highland Park, and tried out the cycleway and pedestrian path which hugs the coastline by Pakuranga. Lovely.