Explore your neighbourhood by taking some of these self-guided walking tours around Mt Albert.
Self-guided walks of Mt Albert from the Mt Albert Historical Society Newsletter.
These can be printed out. We have linked to the whole issue of each Newsletter, to remind you of the other interesting content that can be found in the Newsletter back issues.
- Mt Albert Community Centre to Rocky Nook Rd. Mt Albert Historical Society Newsletter 1 (July 2006), pages 3-5
- The Avenue: Alberton House to New North Rd. Mt Albert Historical Society Newsletter 3 (March 2007), pages 5-6
- Arts and Crafts Houses. Mt Albert Historical Society Newsletter 9 (April 2009), page 7. There is also a virtual tour of this on Google Earth.
Self-guided walks of Mt Albert and Sandringham from Auckland Council
Ōwairaka-Mt Albert Heritage Walks. Auckland Council (2011).
A 52 page printable brochure which includes maps, historic and modern photos, and commentary.
Four one-hour walks:
- Farms and the ballast-pit
- Genteel Mt Albert
- The people’s walk
- Mt Albert shopping centre
Planning, research and text by Carron Boswell and Nga-ti Wha-tua o Ora-kei Ltd, with assistance from Lisa Truttman. Brochure co-ordinated by Matthews and Matthews Architects Ltd.
Balmoral and Sandringham Heritage Walks. Auckland Council (2011)
A 44 page printable brochure which includes maps, historic and modern photos, and commentary.
Two one-hour walks:
- Balmoral shopping centre walk
- Sandringham shopping centre walk.
Planning, research and text by Ngati Whatua o Orakei Ltd and Lisa Truttman. Brochure co-ordinated by Matthews & Matthews Architects Ltd
You can find self-guided Heritage Walks in other parts of Auckland on the Auckland Council website.
Auckland Council has a smartphone App on major platforms that includes many of these Heritage Walks, including Mt Albert. It is called Walk Auckland, and is available on the Apple App Store, or Google Play.
Walking and cycling tracks
Not only heritage, but a wonderful resource for walkers and cyclists: Auckland Council offers the Akl Paths map which shows all walking, tramping and cycling tracks in Auckland. You can choose a particular type of path (including heritage and Historic), or click on the map to show all paths in the Auckland Council region.
The Ōwairaka / Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura / Mt Albert Path track (the walk around the summit of the maunga) is included here.
Please help us develop this resource
Are you aware of any other self-guided walks of the Mt Albert area that should be added to this page? Or do you have ideas for themed walks that you would like us to develop? Please let us know.