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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Parks and facilities information

Under Alert Level 2, all public toilets, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf clubs, skate parks, pump tracks, BBQs and other facilities within our parks and open spaces will reopen to the public. 

Aucklanders planning to use these facilities should wash or sanitise their hands before and after use, and keep two metres away from other users. Do not use these facilities or equipment if you are feeling unwell. Where safe physical distancing may not be possible, the use of a face mask is recommended.

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Hobson Bay West Path

Walking time 60 mins

Walking steps 4550 steps

Distance 3.5 km

Starts at 114 Brighton Road, Parnell

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About the path

This scenic, tide dependent stroll that hugs the coastline of Hobson Bay, is for confident walkers.

Enjoy the great views over Auckland, Hobson Bay and Rangitoto Island from this unique vantage point.

Start on Brighton Road in Parnell. Follow the steps down to the walkway and along the boardwalk.

You'll come to a set of steps down to the small beach - this section can only be walked at low tide. Beware of low-hanging branches and slippery rocks as you skirt around the water's edge - and expect your shoes to get a bit of sand and mud on them!

The path heads along residential streets for a short section before joining back up with Awatea Reserve. See how many boats and yachts you can spot from clearings in the clifftop bush.

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