Connecting Nature across the Whau
The Whau Wildlink invites you on a walk to explore and celebrate some of the trees between Avondale and the Rosebank peninsula and discover how these trees bring to life stories of the different people and places in our neighbourhood.
Starting from St Ninian’ s Church, Avondale or 121 Avondale Road, Rosebank this walk should take around two hours to return to the original starting point via the Te Whau RIver and Tony Segedin Reserve. Although not directly on the walking route, Stop 5 nearby tells us of the market gardeners the Connell brothers and the community battle to keep these two trees standing. For safety we recommend using all the pedestrian crossing points.
This walk is part of the Whau Wildlink that links to the North- West Wildlink and aims to create and connect healthy habitats between the Whau Ward area to the Waitakere Ranges and into the Hauraki Gulf so our native birds and wildlife can thrive again.
As our backyards, street trees and parks are becoming more and more important places to support our nature this walk celebrates some of these special trees in our neighbourhood as we look to grow these green connections as part of this North- West Wildlink.