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.|
|FREE Map:||Download your FREE map of this walk|
The Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour - From Auckland
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