Hobsonville Point Path

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Despite the never ending construction work, the walk has gained in popularity quickly and throughout the years due to the variety it offers.

It has something for everybody, whether that’s the coast, bush, art, architecture, history, parks for kids and families or interesting food.

The old Air Force community is now an urban environment that’s worth the drive or the ferry ride!

The ferry from Auckland CBD embarks at ‘The Landing,’ named as such because it was the launching and landing place for flying boats, including Catalina planes for which Catalina Bay was named. 

You’ll also find the farmers market at Catalina Bay on the weekends. A mixture of artisan foods and live music, it is a perfect place to spend the afternoon on the water.

Making your way along the circuit (anti-clockwise), you will walk through native bush and see the skeleton of the old Sunderland hangar. Further on, you will come across Hobsonville Pt Park, which is a unique children’s playground: it is made from sustainable sourced materials. 

Artists have been commissioned for all sorts of work along the walk, including sculpture inspired by traditional Māori hīnaki (eel traps).

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Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
  • Time needed: 1.5 hour walk
  • Distance: 5.5 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bikes allowed: Yes
  • Route: Loop
  • Elevation: Mostly flat
  • Wet Feet: There are muddy and slippery sections in wet weather.
  • Toilets: There are toilets along the walk.
  • Dogs: Yes, on leash only with an off-leash area at Onekiritea Park.
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes, very good
  • Last Updated: November, 2020

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