Difficult to find a good parking spot; nestle in somewhere safe on Ridgeview Road, about 150 metres up from the junction with SH60.
The surprisingly pleasing walk has been created as part of a new housing development, which deserves prizes for doing what other developments fail to do. The main path runs across grassy knolls between strips of replanted native bush, before climbing to a welcome bench at the top of a hill. From there, take the footpath right and you head down into another valley where the walk continues around a pleasant lake. Further extensions to the walkway are being developed on the slopes. Complete the walk by fopllowing the track up the fenceline and along a small track between the houses back to the road, then return the way you came. For a longer, or alternative, walk, continue along Ridgeview Road for about 200 metres beyond where you started and take the track on the left. This heads downhill before curving right along the valley floor then looping back up to the road. Return along the road.
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