About the path
Discover a unique part of Auckland in this scenic walk through Manukau Domain in Lynfield. Enjoy panoramic harbour views and explore the northern shores of the Manukau Harbour.
Start at Halsey Drive and walk across the grass towards the awe-inspiring 'Opened Stone' sculpture. The red granite sculpture by the late Japanese sculptor Hiroaki Ueda was inspired by traditional Shinto shrines.
'Opened Stone' is one of five artworks created as part of the 1971 International Sculpture Symposium. The sculpture stood outside the Auckland Art Gallery for 35 years and was reinstalled in Manukau Domain in 2016.
From here, follow the path down the stairs through the coastal bush reserve.
You'll reach a secluded bay on the shores of the Manukau Harbour. Enjoy a peaceful picnic here, and take in great views towards the Manukau Heads. You can walk around the rocks at low tide (check tide times before you go).
Follow the stairs through the bush - the way back up is a little steep. The loop path takes you back to the start point through the reserve and on the footpaths of Sylvania Crescent and Halsey Drive.
After your walk, there's plenty of space in the domain to relax, throw a frisbee or kick a ball around. Dogs can enjoy running around in the large off-leash exercise area in the northern section of the domain.
The Manukau Domain Path is one of many local scenic walkways. If you want to keep exploring, join up with the Wattle Bay Loop Path or continue along the spectacular coastal Waikōwhai Walkway.