The walk takes us through the suburban streets of Freemans Bay up to Ponsonby Road via the well-hidden gem of Western Park and the sculptural installation by John Radford on Ponsonby Road.

sculptural installation by John Radford

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: approx. 60 minutes, Allow extra time to explore.
Start Point: Victoria Park Market
Highlights: City dwellings, City tourist market, park with mature trees, character shopping street with cafes and restaurants
Track: A mix of level and steep paths. Suitable in dry and wet weather.
Difficulty: Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind.
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Not suitable for wheelchairs
Dog Friendly: Off leash area available
Facilities: Toilets, Picnic tables, Parking, Kauri dieback cleaning station, confidence course, Burma trail
FREE Map: Download your FREE map of this walk
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Victoria Park Markets have been upgraded a lot over the years and now look great. Did you know that these buildings started life as “The Destructor; Auckland’s first rubbish depot”?  Read more at History of Victoria Park Market.

Western Park is a delight.  There is a comprehensive children’s playground that includes a flying fox and long slide, a fitness trail and wonderful trees such as the massive Moreton Bay Fig trees and Kauri trees and Cyprus trees to name a few. This is a dog friendly walk with an off-leash area

cyprus tree at Western Park tree

Colourful Ponsonby Road is worth exploring and there are many cafes and restaurants to choose from.  This area is also full of heritage buildings and places of interest.