Another sunny winter morning in Auckland and no wind – perfect for a walk in Mangere and Onehunga! The Manukau Harbour tide was in and the water was like a mirror! Many people were out walking, running, cycling and fishing.
This walk takes in views of Mangere Mountain and Manukau Harbour. See the harbour shore birds, the mangrove swamp area, Onehunga Wharf, Onehunga Mall, a dog off-leash area in Onehunga Bay Reserve, and Jellicoe Park (with its historical houses, picnic tables, children’s playground and public swimming pool).
With a distance of 7.5 km, it is a bit longer than our usual walks.
Quick facts about this walk
|Walk time:||approx. 90 minutes|
|Distance:||about 7.5 kms|
|Start from:||Coronation Road or Church Road|
|Track:||A mix of mainly level paths, steps and inclined paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.|
|Difficulty:||May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather.|
|Highlights:||Views of Mangere Mountain and Manukau Harbour, the harbour shore birds, mangrove swamp area, Onehunga Wharf, Onehunga Mall, Onehunga’s beach Taumanu, Jellicoe Park, historical houses,|
|Dog Friendly:||a dog off-leash area in Onehunga Bay Reserve|
|Facilities:||Picnic tables, Children’s playground and public swimming pool|
|FREE Map:||Download your FREE map of this walk|
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There are several cafes to choose from at Mangere Bridge village along Coronation Road as well as a good choice of funky cafes in Onehunga.
You could even catch the train to Onehunga and pick up the walk from the station!
Stop and relax at Onehunga’s beach.
Nearby places to visit: Watercare Coastal walkway, Ambury Regional Park, Villa Maria Winery and cafe, Butterfly Creek, Mangere Strawberry and Vegetable Farm @ 127 Kirkbride Road.
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