The previous Waitakere City Council has spent a great deal of ratepayer’s money on providing walkways and cycle-ways throughout the district. It was heartening to see people make the most of them as we walked alongside the Creek.

Hopefully, the “International Walkway of Trees” section will become a wonderful legacy as many of the trees were gifted and planted for future generations by representatives of the ethnic communities living in Waitakere City as at October 2000.

Henderson Creek Loop

What was missing though, was signposting and maps to indicate where you were and how far to go. We had printed off our own map before starting off, but for newcomers without a map, they could only venture there and back, for fear of getting lost.

Henderson Creek was once a hive of activity for traders, vintners, farmers, orchardists and families, and the area was also known for it’s timber milling industry.

We did enjoy our 4.5km walk – the sun was shining, the birds were singing, we were sheltered from the cool breeze and this was a part of Auckland that was new to us. To top it all off, we had a delicious coffee at The Falls Restaurant – sitting outside in the sunny courtyard. Unfortunately, the restaurant is now closed and not much else around so I can’t recommend anything simlar.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes with speed
Distance: about 4.5kms
Start: Corner Edmonton Road/Alderman Drive.
Parking: Public carpark (free on Sundays)
Track: Mostly level paths
Difficulties: Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Suitable for pushchairs
Dog Friendly: Dogs – Off leash areas within reserves and parks.
Highlights: Henderson Creek, historical sites
Facilities: Playground: Tui Glen Reserve (includes a flying fox)
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Map location and how to find Henderson Creek Loop in Falls Park

Photos from my walk along the Henderson Creek Loop

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