The pink Chelsea Sugar Refinery sits on the edge of Auckland Harbour.  From the shore there is a wonderful view across to the Harbour Bridge and City. Swan and ducks greeted us at the dam, expecting to be fed.

You can walk the beaches, feed the ducks, picnic by the ponds or go exploring around the 45 hectares of bush land at the Chelsea Sugar Refinery.

Our walk takes us from the dam at the Chelsea Sugar Refinery through native bush along the cliff edge to Kauri Point Centennial Park and then inland to Chatswood Reserve.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour
Distance: about 5.0 kms
Parking: Chelsea Sugar Refinery car park, bottom of Colonial Road
Buses: Mokoia Road, Highbury
Track: Part bush track. Very slippery when wet.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of above average fitness and mobility.
Highlights: Chelsea Sugar Refinery, views across Auckland Harbour, native bush, ducks, swan.
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There are a myriad of walking tracks and some are difficult to find after the recent rain and the dropped leaves from the trees covering the ground. Luckily we had our map, so we did not get lost! There’s plenty of native bush and birdlife to enjoy – the birds were singing loudly today.

This track was temporarily closed due to Kauri Dieback, but it’s now open again.

Photos from my walk along the Chelsea Heritage Park Loop

Comments on Chelsea Heritage Park Loop

Miriana Christensen

Is this walk open? It mentions that it was closed in September 2018 due to Kauri dieback.

Richard Wagener

Hi
This is still one of the ones that is unfortunately closed. I read that they are re-looking at things in about 6 months, so I guess maybe it may reopen early 2020 if kauri dieback is under control.
Thanks
Richard

UPDATE 2023

This walk still has a small part closed, however there is a walkaround, so all good.

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