NOTE: This walk is currently closed due to track upgrades. As as Oct 2023.

The route follows Hellyers Creek, then all the twists and turns of the small mangrove-filled inlets, and through trees filled with birdsong.

Today was rainy and windy – the yachts sailing out from Hobsonville Point were making the most of the winds.  But we were sheltered by the trees and small gullies.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour
Distance: about 5.0 kms
Parking: Beach Haven Community Creche carpark.
Buses: Tramway Road stop on Beach Haven Road.
Track: Bush track, steps, inclines. Muddy in places when wet.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Facilities: Children's Playground, Cyclist track, fitness trail
Highlights: Native bush, views across Auckland Harbour, native birds.
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This walk begins at the Community Creche entrance to Shepherd’s Park, where there is a children’s playground a cyclists learning track and a fitness trail, as well as sports fields. The signs indicate that dogs must be kept on-leash (but we did see dogs off leash along the coastal walkway). 

If you wanted to make this a day outing, you could catch a ferry from Britomart to Beach Haven.  Bring a picnic lunch.

Cafe suggestion: Cafe Au Bon Coin Cafe Patisserie

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