The most picturesque golf course in Auckland is located on Musick Point, but why spoil a good walk having to stop to knock a ball in a hole! Park next to the sign at the beginning of the course, next to a few houses which look like they might have been built by the navy in the 1940s, and you can walk through the course towards the tip of Musick Point.

The views from the golf course are stunning across the water towards Waiheke Island and Chamberlins Island towards the east, Browns Island, Motuihe Island, Motutapu Island and Rangitoto Island towards the north, and Glendowie and Point England towards the west.

View from Musick Point to Browns Island
View from Musick Point to Browns Island

Musick Point is a peninsula in east Auckland, just north of Bucklands Beach and Farm Cove. It’d be quite a nice place to live if it wasn’t next to Pakuranga, which is the epitome of suburbia. But, it’s a nice place to visit, and an easy walk if you stick to the golf course area.

At the end of the peninsula is the Musick Memorial Radio Station which was opened in 1942 to communicate with aircraft and ships.

Music Point Radio Station
The building’s ‘moderne’ style is an evolution from the Art Deco style that preceded it

Walk past the white radio station building and you’ll find some steps down the cliff on the north-west corner.

steps down the cliff
Steps down the cliff are a bit steep, but well formed

At the bottom you’ll find plenty of fishing spots and, if the tide is out, you can walk down the coast either way.

wave-like rock formations
Wave-like rock formations

The rock formations are wave-like (and can be slippery in places) as you walk along the base of the cliffs back towards Bucklands Beach.

There are no cafes on the point, but you can head back to Bucklands Beach which is a 5-minute drive, or Half Moon Bay Marina which is a little further. There’s more choice at Half Moon Bay Marina.

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