Saturday mornings (7am until 2pm at the Mangere Town Centre) are market days which bring in extra visitors. On a fine day, the view of the Manukau Harbour is brilliant, and if you are lucky there is interesting bird life to watch.

During the summer months, we like to stop and get fresh veggies (and strawberries) from the market gardens in Kirkbride Road.

Mangere Bridge Pukeko family

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes
Distance: about 5.5 kms
Start: Coronation Road, Mangere Bridge
Track Quality: Mainly level paths, including ramp to bridge over the motorway.
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Suitable
Highlights: Views of Manukau Harbour, One Tree Hill, Mangere Mountain; Pukeko and shore birds habitat.
The Hobbiton Movie Set Day Tour - Ex Auckland

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Today we embarked on the buggy friendly loop walk that we had overlooked on previous visits. This one starts (and ends, of course) at Mangere Bridge Village, and heads around the harbour edge, under the motorway bridge, partly through the industrial area, along the base of Mangere Mountain and returns along the Kiwi Esplanade.

Map location and how to find Mangere Bridge Loop Walk

Photos from my walk along the Mangere Bridge Loop Walk

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