About the path
An achievable 'coast to coast' walk across the beautiful Whangaparāoa Peninsula.
Start at Gulf Harbour Marina. Check out the impressive boats and views towards Auckland city and Rangitoto Island. Car parking is available here, or catch the ferry from Auckland city.
Follow the path around the marina. In one area you'll need to follow the short detour to avoid the marina working zone.
After the marina, cross Laurie Southwick Parade and head north along the footpath. Turn left into Gulf Harbour Drive.
You'll pass Gulf Harbour Recreation Reserve which has a great playground (partly shaded by shade sails) for the kids to let off some steam. Or pop across the street to grab a coffee from one of the cafes in Gulf Harbour village.
Cross Gulf Harbour Drive (there's a pedestrian crossing opposite Wentworth College) and continue until you reach Regency Park Drive.
Stroll along Regency Park Drive past the water - you might spot some locals racing model boats. Keep an eye out for ducks, black swans and pūkeko.
You'll reach a small reserve and a second colourful kids playground with two slides. Continue on the path through the reserve, crossing at Whangaparāoa Road to reach Fishermans Rock Reserve.
Follow the steep boat ramp down to the picturesque bay. You can see out to Kawau Island and the Mahurangi Peninsula. At low tide, you can explore the cave and see how far you can walk around the cliffs.
Public toilets are available along the route.