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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. 

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Gulf Harbour Marina Path

Walking time 70 mins

Walking steps 7800 steps

Distance 6 km

Starts at 98 Pinecrest Drive, Gulf Harbour

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About the path

A scenic stroll taking in the beautiful views and boats moored at Gulf Harbour Marina.

The path starts on Pinecrest Drive, close to the Fairway Bay Marina and local cafe. Or if you're catching the ferry to Gulf Harbour, start the path there instead.

The route winds along the waters' edge, with fantastic views towards Fairway Bay and Gulf Harbour marinas.

The track is mostly paved, except a short section through the bush. There's one muddy section where you'll need to carry prams for a few metres.

When the off-road path ends, continue on the footpath along Harbour Village Drive and through Gulf Harbour village. Pop into one of the local cafes, or enjoy a picnic with the stunning marina backdrop. Across Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour Recreation Reserve is a great spot for a playground break.

Follow the inlet around the village, then join onto Laurie Southwick Parade (the footpath is on the right side of the street).

Head through the car park at Gulf Harbour Marina and walk along the path on the edge of the marina. There's a short section where you'll need to follow the short detour to avoid the marina working area.

Gulf Harbour Marina is a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic and views of the Hauraki Gulf. You can see the distant Auckland city skyline and to Rangitoto Island, and watch people fishing and working on their boats. You might even see a few rabbits along the rocky breakwater.

Public toilets are available at Gulf Harbour Marina.


  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Sports field

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