This is another newly discovered gem for us.  The  Pathway of Tiriwa (Te Ara O Tiriwa) is named after a Maori chief who lived in the area pre-canoe days.  The pathway takes you through Punga ferns and mature Puriri trees. Native pigeons feed here in the summer months.

There are steep steps down and up the small gullies along the pathway, and the track was muddy today but not too bad (it is best to walk in dry weather).

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour
Distance: about 5 km
Parking: Blockhouse Bay Reserve
Buses: Blockhouse Bay Road
Track: Bush track, steps, inclines. Muddy in places when wet.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Dog Friendly: This walk includes an off leash dog exercise area in Craigavon Park.
Highlights: Native bush, views across Manukau Harbour, native birds
Facilities: Children’s playgrounds, picnic spots with BBQ’s, a fitness trail, public toilets
FREE Map: Download your FREE map of this walk
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We stopped for refreshments at the The Block cafe on the main street of Blockhouse Bay.  What a wonderful “buzzy” community friendly place – and the menu looked mouth watering.  The brunch plates that were being served looked generous.

The Block cafe at blockhouse bay

This walk also includes children’s playgrounds, picnic spots with BBQ’s, a fitness trail, public toilets – and hungry ducks to feed.

Photos from my walk along the Blockhouse Bay Tiriwa Walk

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