About the path
A family-friendly path in coastal Te Atatū Peninsula.
The flat path circles around Taipari Strand and along the water's edge adjacent to the mudflats. The gravel path is pram-friendly and also suitable for bikes.
Start your walk by the car park (public toilets are available here) and follow the path around the reserve. You can walk the whole loop path, or take one of the two shortcuts across the open fields to shorten your walk. Seating is provided along the path to enjoy the peaceful setting.
Check out the playground and basketball half-court adjacent to the car park.
There's also a large off-leash dog area in the southern area of the park. Keep your pet on-leash around the playground and foreshore.
Head to the rowing club jetty to enjoy great views over Henderson Creek. This is a favourite spot frequented by a leopard seal. Keep at least 20m away and don't make any loud noises.
Taipari Strand, formerly a landfill site in the 1960s, was one of the first sites for the Trees for Babies planting programme in West Auckland.