This walk takes you around the edge of Hobson Bay, via the Freda Kirkwood Walkway and along the back streets of Parnell finishing at the Shore Road Cafe.

Wet Land view at hobson bay walkway and Parnell

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes
Parking: Shore Road, Thomas Bloodworth Park
Highlights: Hobson Bay views, Rangitoto Island view, mangroves, native bush, fantails.
Track: A mix of level paths, steps and slightly inclined paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Difficulty: May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather. NB Low-tide walk only
Dog Friendly: There are 2 Off Leash Exercise Area
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Dog lovers have two reserves that are off-leash exercise areas.

Nature lovers can enjoy the Native Bush in Ayr Reserve 

Parts of the Hobson Bay Walkway include a boardwalk which hopefully will one day be extended to make this walk accessible at high tide too.

Photos from my walk along the Hobson Bay Walkway and Parnell

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