About the path
A circuit around the newly opened Stonefields Heritage Trail, old quarry rock face, wetlands boardwalk and residential streets.
Admire views to Maungarei (Mt Wellington) and across Auckland - at the highest point, you can see the Sky Tower.
Three pou installations created and donated by Ngāti Paoa, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Te Ata appear along the trail.
The path has sections of pavement, boardwalk and gravel trail, and it's generally wide enough for 2-3 people to walk side by side. There's set of stairs and a short, steep section at Mt Wellington where you may need to carry prams or kids bikes.
Little ones will enjoy racing around on the children's playground with a large tunnel slide and sandpit. It's located off the trail about 50 metres down Papango Street, and there's plenty of seating for adults.
Check out Stonefields Market (one block to the north) for a well-deserved coffee or snack break.
Fly a kite or run around with the kids in one of the grassy areas along the way.
The Maungarei wetlands are home to Papango (New Zealand Scaup), New Zealand’s only diving duck. The wetlands reserve has public toilets and free gas barbeques.
Start the path loop on Tephra Boulevard, or any of the connecting residential streets within Stonefields including Barbarich Drive, Tihi Street, Magma Crescent or the end of Gollan Road. Street parking is available at all of these spots.