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Last updated August 5, 2018 10:28 AM

Little Rangitoto Reserve on Upland Road in Remuera has got nice bikeable tracks for kids and a great playground. There’s also a very long flying fox!

  

There is a skateboard area, with a shallow ‘bowl’ that was lots of fun to ride around (while we had it to ourselves), allowing the kids to get up speed on the slopes. The big bowl is skateboards only and kids on bikes stay well away. (My little one didn’t need to be told twice).

Some bits of track are lumpy from the tree roots, so scooters might struggle but as long as cyclists look where they’re going, it’s fine. There are loads of beautiful mature trees, so I imagine on a hot day there would be lots of shady spots to cool down under.

Unfortunately there is no toilet on site, just keep that in mind.

A short way down Upland Road there’s Benson Road Deli, perfect for picking up or stopping for coffee and food.

A bit further away are the Eastern Beaches if you want to add sandcastles or swimming to the outing.

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Category:
Kids Rides
Suitable for:
  • Learner (balance bike, trainer wheels)
  • Confident child (pedal bike - no trainer wheels)
Time required:
15 minutes
Are there steep sections?
Yes, but you can easily avoid those areas
Playground AvailablePlayground
Other amenities:
Flying fox
Parking:
There is plenty of on-street parking on Upland Road beside the park.
Area:
East
Type of outing:
Nice for a quiet little bike and play on the playground, with a stop at the Benson St Deli before or after.
Transport required:
  • Bike
  • Drive
Weather dependent:
Yes
Kids visible at all times?
No
Suitable for keeping multiple kids visible?
Maybe
Watch out for:
the big skateboard bowl - its deeper than it looks in the photos!