Mt Eden Heritage Trail


It has been a pleasure to assist Mt Eden Business Assn to participate in this year's Auckland Heritage Festival with the creation and management of their inaugural Heritage Walk. The walks, conducted over the three weekends of the Festival were led by our associate David Hill of Auckland Walks.

In addition to hearing about the early settling of Mt Eden and strolling through the village noting points of interest, the walk also provides access to places that are generally not accessible by the public.

We have been delighted to receive feedback such as...

"So this is to thank you and David Hill for a great walk around Mt Eden village and for the extra treats you had in store for us – Mantells, The Crystal Palace and the chocolate treats there, and refreshments at Studio 524 which is where I chose to go.
I learned a lot and appreciate the time, effort and expertise of all concerned and will be writing to the Council to sing your praises!"


"I just wanted to let you know that the walk this morning was fantastic, especially the extras at the end with the visit to Crystal Palace and Studio 521. David was a great guide."

View photos from the Mt Eden Village Heritage Walks

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St Heliers Heritage Trail

 Administrator | 22 September 2015

This year Auckland Heritage Festival will feature a newly established heritage trail in the seaside village of St Heliers.  

The Maori name for St Heliers Bay is Te Whanganui-o-Toi which means Big Bay of Toi Toi.

The name St Heliers Bay was adopted in the 1880s when settler Major Walmsley was struck by the resemblance to a bay at his birthplace in Jersey and nameed it after the principal town, St Helier. Now, some 130 years later, local resident and town manager Wendy Casperson has identified 19 locations of historic significance and has linked these to create a heriatge walk that will be a feature of this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.

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Birkenhead Heritage Trail

 Administrator | 30 September 2014

Birkenhead Village Business Association manager Kae Condon is passionate about the history and heritage of the Highbury/Birkenhead area on Auckland's North Shore.

4 years ago Kae started creating an image map, adding photographs, news clippings and other items to a poster board whilst considering how to best present the area's history to locals and visitors alike. After conceptualising walks encompassing NZ's only sugar factory, Leroy's Bush the largest green stand of native bush and birdlife on the upper waitemata and most recently a Highbury heritage walk, Kae went on to develop brochures to promote and guide walkers. She also added details of the walk on the Birkenhead Village Business Assn website.

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Remuera Heritage Trail


Administrator | 31 March 2014

This week we have been working with Laura Carr of the Remuera Business Association to replace aging, temporary council historic places plaques. Further Remuera heritage icons are to be identified to create a network of panels similar to the heritage trail we helped Kingsland with.

 remuera heritage panel install1  remuera heritage panel 

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Kingsland Heritage Trail

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QR Kingsland Heritage Trail

Andre Hueber | July 20th 2012

Kingsland's heritage buildings are even easier to spot these days, with the help of your phone.

The suburb's business society is trialling a series of plastic plaques featuring special bar codes on the area's historic buildings. Run your smartphone past the barcode and you can find out all about the building's history.

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