About the path
You'll feel miles away from busy city life in the laid back seaside suburb of Arkles Bay.
This route through Arkles Bay is relatively flat, with a small hill. It's a great option for a relaxed pram walk.
Start your walk at the children's playground at Ferry Road / Hawaiian Parade junction. If you have kids with you, they'll love exploring the large geodome climbing frame and spinning wheel.
Cross Ferry Road and follow the concrete path towards the Ferry Road storm water pond. This section of the path offers a pleasant waterside stroll in the company of ducks and pūkeko.
Head down the short section of steps (or use the ramp), and follow the footpath along Arkles Strand to reach Arkles Bay Beach.
Stroll along beautiful Arkles Bay Beach on the sand or grass. Pram and wheelchair users can follow the footpath on the opposite side of Arkles Strand.
There's plenty of seating along the beach to rest and admire the views towards Rangitoto Island.
Public toilets are located halfway down the beach.
At the end of the beach, turn around and head back to the starting point or follow the signposted walkway to head up towards Whangaparāoa Road.
This short, optional cliff top bushwalk is a hidden gem with spectacular coastal views, distant views to the Sky Tower, and tranquil birdsong. The track is steep (with plenty of stairs) and is a good short-cut to reach Whangaparāoa Road.