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Pukekawa Trail Lovers Path

Walking time 60 mins

Walking steps 4680 steps

Distance 3.6 km

Starts at 8 Claybrook Road, Parnell

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About the path

Explore a much-loved bushwalk at Pukekawa / Auckland Domain.

The paths and native bush trails are well-maintained. You'll be walking around the cone of an extinct volcano, so expect some steps and hills.

Starting on Claybrook Road in Parnell, find the signposted Domain Walk. Follow the gravel track through the established native bush.

At the end of the Domain Walk, turn right onto Lower Domain Drive. Walk past the Māori carving and replica fencing, and look out for the entrance to Lover's Walk on your left.

Lover's Walk is a bushwalk through Nikau palms and huge trees. Follow the signs to the Duck Pond and turn right into Domain Drive. Continue past the Duck Ponds to reach the historic entry gates.

Stroll past the grandstand and around the playing fields, then make your way to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Head to the museum's event centre for expansive views across Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf. Free entry for Aucklanders.


  • Public artwork
  • Public toilet

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