About the path
A relatively easy walking track along the coast of the Manukau Harbour in picturesque Ambury Regional Park. The coast is a significant habitat for shorebirds and has examples of basalt lava flows.
Access the track from the car park by heading across the recreation paddock towards the picture frame. Alternatively, visitors arriving from Kiwi Esplanade can access the track through the kissing gate near park boundary.
Follow the yellow markers and discover the local history of the area through information panels along the way. The grass track will take you across open pasture to the foreshore.
Birds roost on the rocks and on the small shelly beaches, and gather food from the mud flats at low tide. Keen bird watchers have identified more than 86 species of birds at Ambury.
There are plenty of lookout points along the way to admire the great coastal views or look back towards Te Pane o Mataoho / Māngere Mountain from which this landscape formed and admire one of the most intact cones in Tāmaki Makaurau.
The track is uneven in places and often windswept so pack an extra layer of clothing and good walking shoes.
For a great family day out, combine this walk with the Ambury Farm Loop where you can meet sheep, lambs (seasonal), goats, pigs and other farm animals.
Dogs are not allowed on any area of Ambury Regional Park, except on-leash through Loop Road (the internal park road connecting Ambury Road and Kiwi Esplanade). Check Dog walking at Ambury Regional Park before you walk.