We went on a nice little hike with the kids in backpacks on Saturday. The kids were thrilled to be carried and Maya kept saying pack-pack. The trail was about a 15 min drive from our house. It led through forested hills down to a beautiful private bay. The trail was very well maintained. And the hike was easy, even with the kids on our backs. It would be a great for kids, maybe a couple years older that our two year old twins.
Unfortunately I forgot to put the SIM card back in the camera, so we don't have any photos. But I wanted to put this on the list of things to do with kids in Auckland.
"The park is accessible off Onetaunga Road, and has walks that take you to the tranquil beach of Kendall Bay. Several lookouts afford good views of the harbour. Here is the only remaining example of a fortified pa on Waitemata Harbour. Some of the land was originally owned by Sir John Logan Campbell. Much of the land was taken for harbour and defence purposes earlier this century. In 1987 22 hectares were purchased from the Harbour Board to form the present park. Wetlands and regenerating native bush are a feature."