The Park and the Wetlands has a community of ducks and pukekos.

According to the TimeSpanner: “The Manawa Wetland Reserve has been redeveloped from a dump for Crown Lynn  rejects, before the clay was scoured out for bricks and pots and other thing, and it was the site of the poudrette factory, and before that, it was New Lynn’s Waterfalls Estate in the 1860s.”


Ducks swim in the pond

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes
With Speed: about 5.25 kms
Start: Olympic Park (off Wolverton Street)
Buses/Trains: New Lynn Train Station
Difficulty: Mix of flat and undulating paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Highlights: Olympic Park, Manawa Reserve Wetlands, Gardner Reserve, Ambrico Kiln, Whau River
Facilities: Children’s Playgrounds: Olympic Park
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Taking the train to New Lynn could be the start of a day’s outing.  Do this walk along this side of the Whau River in the morning, have lunch in New Lynn, visit the Mall and then do the Avondale Whau River walk on the other side of New Lynn.

Map location and how to find New Lynn Pottery and Parks

Photos from my walk along the New Lynn Pottery and Parks

Comments on New Lynn Pottery and Parks walk



Richard Wagener

Thanks for the comment and reminder that in sensitive areas, we all need to take care as per the signage.KIND REGARDS “BIRDLOVER”

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