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Pāhurehure Esplanade Path

Walking time 40 mins

Walking steps 3380 steps

Distance 2.6 km

Starts at 43 Elliot Street, Pahurehure, Papakura

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

A much-loved local gem where you can get out and enjoy the views over the Pāhurehure Inlet.

This scenic walkway along the Pāhurehure Inlet is a combination of paved path and boardwalk. It's perfect for strolling with the pram.

Start the walk at Elliot Street (in the south) or Gills Avenue (in the north). Public toilets are available in parks at both ends.

As you walk along the waterfront path, take care around the signposted coastal slip area. Eco-sourced plants have recently been planted on the esplanade to improve land stability along the walkway route.

At the Elliot Street end, children can let off some steam at the skate park and playground at Ray Small Park. There's even a basketball court to shoot a few hoops, and plenty of room on the sports fields to kick a ball around with the whānau.

The grassy picnic area at the end of Wharf Street has plenty of seating and is well worth a stop.

At Gills Avenue, there's a second children's playground by the Papakura Sea Scouts Club.


  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Public artwork
  • Public Toilet
  • Skatepark
  • Sports field

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