The day was very calm – the water was like a mirror, and there were also threatening grey clouds hanging overhead. The walking route is also great for cyclists, prams/buggies and dog walkers (on leash and off leash dog exercise areas).
Quick facts about this walk
|approx. 1 hour 40 mins
|about 8.7 kms
|Wattle Farm Reserve
|Mainly level paths, one set of steps (which can be avoided)
|Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. Suitable for cyclists.
|Suitable for cyclists, prams/buggies
|on leash and off leash dog exercise areas
|Childrens playgrounds No cafe. Public Toilets may not be open due to vandalism issues (see image below).
|Manukau Heads, Manukau Harbour, Wattle Farm Wetland Reserve, shore birds
|Download the FREE printable map with directions, of this walk
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There are many points of interest along the way, and friendly people to say hello to. We stopped and spoke to a resident whose house looked out towards Manukau Heads – he told us that they get to view amazing sunsets over the harbour.
There are wetlands and ponds active with shore birds – if you are a keen bird watcher be sure to take your binoculars.
The only thing missing in the area is a cafe.
The shared walkway/cycleway extends from Hadley Wood Drive to Aberdeen Crescent.
Suitable for Family cycling: Frangipani Ave to Bluewater place, 10km each way.