A guided walk that navigates the urban environment of Glen Eden


Following the subtle signs that locate us while noticing the seasonal markers, this walk moves through Glen Eden towards Waikumete Stream.

Wayfinding Waikumete investigates the lost name of Waikumete (waters of the kumete bowl) unveiling stories of the past, present and future. This walk is part of a series of walks that track the history of Waikumete.

This walk begins at the Glen Eden train station and moves through Glen Eden towards the Waikumete stream. This walk will be offered as a group experience at Alert Level 1 and 2 and as a self-guided walk at Alert Level 3 or 4.

Te Uru will provide you with further details in the week before the walk. Updates will be announced at aboutwalking.nz and on Te Uru’s Facebook.

West Auckland-based performing artist Christina Houghton takes audiences on sensory and exploratory walks. Her long running series Wild Walks have rambled through West Auckland using instructions and props to help people experience the wild wonder of their immediate environment. Her work reflects on the future impacts of climate change, emergency procedures and the idea of safety.


About walking is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ā Uru – the West Wind. The walks are artworks – guided experiences leading audiences and participants across Auckland. Its walks-as-artworks follow stories, pathways of the imagination and the senses, awa (rivers) and maunga (volcanic hills), uncovering the hidden trajectories of our urban and bush terrain.

Using seasonal and astronomical calendars the walks will spread across the year beginning in Mahuru (September) 2019 as the pīpīwharauroa begin to sing for spring and finishing in Whiringa-ā-rangi (November) 2020 as the Puawananga (Clematis) begin to flower

About walking is presented by Te Uru in partnership with curators Christina Houghton and Melissa Laing. It has received support from Auckland Council and the Whau Local Board.


  • Free


  • Sat 10 Oct


  • 11:00 am


  • Meet at the Glen Eden Train Station