This 5 km loop walk follows the Tamaki Estuary through Farm Cove and explores the Sunny Hills suburban streets, with views of Mount Wellington and One Tree Hill.

You may wish to cycle the whole 5 km of the Pakuranga Rotary walkway, or just stop and watch the tide on one of the many seats along the walkway.  

Families may like to take a fun break on the snakes and ladders playground near the Bramley Drive entrance.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 1 hour
Distance: about 5 kms
Start: Fisher Parade, Farm Cove Village
Track: Mainly level paths (with one small incline).
Difficulty: Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Suitable for prams/buggies, cycling and push-chairs.
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Facilities: Children's Playground
Highlights: Tamaki Estuary, Mangroves, white volcanic pumice deposits, views of Mount Wellington and One Tree Hill, residential homes
FREE Map: Download your FREE map of this walk
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The walking route is also great for prams/buggies and dog walkers (on leash only).

We stopped for coffee at the French inspired deli/cafe Mon Bichon, a delightful surprise in the Farm Cove village shops. You could buy your pastries from here to take and eat beside the walkway…(update: sadly it is no longer there). However, there is The Burbs Eatery, which looks nice.

Pakuranga Farm Cove Loop

Photos from my walk along the Pakuranga Farm Cove Loop

Comments on Pakuranga Farm Cove Loop


We have walked this track several times. It is always clean and tidy, with no signs of graffiti – something I love. The people are always friendly.


I agree Kirsty! It is a beautiful place to enjoy being outdoors. Helen

Janine Malcolm

How do I join this walk.
What day time etc.

Richard Wagener

These walks you do by yourself with friends / family – not a planned tour by an Operator. Hope that makes sense.

Richard Wagener

Hi Janine
We do not organise any walks. We provide information so people can complete walks themselves with family and friends. If you want people to walk with, there are many walking groups in Auckland you can connect with. Perhaps you could try something like this:


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