The walkway follows the Turanga River.  From the 1860’s until 1927 a ferry provided transport from Whitford to Auckland. The remains of the wharf are still on-site.

Turanga Valley Sign
Turanga valley sign

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: 20 mins one way
Distance: 1.2 km
Start Location: Map pin of the walk
Track Quality: Nice track, good walking
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Yes – welcome on leash
Facilities: Toilets, Picnic tables and Parking
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There is a children’s playground nearby. Whitford Village has a collection of gift shops and cafes. We enjoyed visiting Amy’s Kitchen.

Wades Walkway can be accessed from the roundabout in Whitford or from Wades Road. The track is loose gravel and is flat. Suitable for mountain bikes.

To make your own loop walk starting from the Whitford roundabout: at the end of Wades walkway turn left into Wades Road, at the next junction, turn left (still Wades Road) then right into Whitford Road to return to the start. We have not measured this loop walk, but allow at least an hour.

Map location and how to find Wades Walkway Whitford

Photos from my walk along the Wades Walkway Whitford

Comments on Wades Walkway Whitford


Might be good idea to put track distance / times on each bush walk … This loop is less than five min track . Good spot for lunch if your driving past


Thanks for leaving feedback Chico. We purposely took photos of the information boards at the walkway and included them in this post to show the distance. We also include a link to Google maps to show how you can device a longer walk if you wish. Helen

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