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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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Esplanade Path

Walking time 60 mins

Walking steps 3640 steps

Cycling time 30 mins

Distance 2.8 km

Starts at 12 The Esplanade, Oneroa

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

An easy, flat stroll along the edge of Te Huruhi Bay. Walk from the swings at Blackpool to the playground at Surfdale via a safe waterfront route. Great for the whole family, and a nice place for kids to ride a bike. There is very little traffic on the shared gravel road. Fishing, clambering the rocks, and bird watching are options too. At Blackpool, the area east of Moa Avenue is an off-leash dog exercise area. The part west of Moa Avenue is for the birds. Keep your dog on the leash here.

Start at the bottom of Moa Avenue, by the swings. Follow the gravel Esplanade route along the beach and around the headland until you reach Surfdale Beach. Enter the Reserve by the public toilets, and check out the playground, BBQ and the beach. Surfdale beach is popular with kite surfers when the south westerlies are blowing, so this is a great spot to watch the action. Relax in the shade of the giant Macrocarpa before returning to Blackpool.

Surfdale is approx 200m away from the playground, and has cafes and shops.

This is a very easy and flat stroll for the whole family.


  • Playground
  • Public toilet

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