Awhitu Regional Park Walk

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An easy 4 km walk around Awhitu Regional Park will take you about 1.5 hours.

The Awhitu Regional Park walk is family-friendly and takes in wetlands, sandy beaches, views of Manukau Harbour plus some early settler homesteads.

Explore the Local Area

Auckland is a vibrant multi-cultural city.  Combine this with its dramatic coastal scenery, and you have a cultural experience like no other.  Enjoy the magical local scenery while learning about the local Maori history and culture on this all-day experience.  Lunch is included.

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Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Auckland City, North Island
  • Distance: 4 km
  • Time needed: 1.5 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 24m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November 2020

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Awhitu Regional Park Start

From the car park, we followed the gravel road into the park. We passed a small lake then walked through an area where they were trying to breed some freshwater crayfish.

Point 2: Lookout

From the lake, you can follow the track or make your way around the park. We followed the markers to the lookout and a great view of the inner Manukau harbour. It can get a bit windy at the lookout so take a warm coat.

Point 3: Walk Back Along the Beach

We then followed the markers down through the coastal scrub the out onto the beach. Again you don’t have to follow the markers you can make your way along the coast or walk inland.

Point 4: The Old Homesteed

If you don’t mind getting your feet wet, just walk along the beach. As you get closer to the car, you will come across the clubhouses for the scouts. Only 700 metres to go to the car park.




What sort of walking and hiking gear will you need

We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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