The Purewa Valley is a unique area in the heart of Auckland City. The valley is situated 6km south east of the city center and is one of the last remaining area of urban forest in Auckland City and an important part of the "green" coridoor through the city.
The valley is clasified as an area of "ecological significance" by the Auckland City Council, and has significant historical value. The valley was at threat from a planned Eastern Highway route but this route has now been removed from future city planning.
In the future we would like to see this whole area utilised as a park for the public to enjoy and as an educational zone for students. The construction of the eastern pathway will be starting soon and this will significantly improve access into and through the valley. We hope that eventually the walkway will lead to the Tamaki River and the Tahuna Torea Reserve, creating a wonderful asset to Auckland city
The disused sewer pipe on Hobson Bay has been removed which now allows easy access to the valley from the harbour and can make an enjoyable kayak right up to the Kepa Rd bush, passing some of the largest mangroves in Auckland.