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Wattle Downs North Path

Walking time 50 mins

Walking steps 4290 steps

Cycling time 30 mins

Distance 3.3 km

Starts at 5 Iwinuku Crescent, Wattle Downs

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About the path

A popular shared path along the beautiful northern coastline of the Wattle Downs peninsula.

The path connects Aberdeen Crescent and Bluewater Place via the picturesque Wattle Downs Esplanade Reserve. The suggested starting point is at Iwinuku Crescent (off Aberdeen Crescent, where you can find a car park). You can also do the path in reverse, starting at Bluewater Place.

The path is paved and mainly flat, with a few hills along the way. It's family friendly and suitable for pushchairs and bikes. Remember to give way as the track can be busy at times!

Enjoy beautiful views of the coast and Manukau Heads. Look out for wading birds like the tōrea (oystercatcher) and the white-faced heron.

This route is a local favourite. Enjoy meeting locals who are out and about walking their dogs and relaxing with their families.

Around the halfway point, there's a kids playground at Wattle Downs Esplanade Reserve (Aberdeen Crescent section, around 20 metres off the track). It's a perfect spot to take a break with under fives and grab a bite to eat.

Bear in mind that there are no public toilets along the route. The nearest public toilets are located in the Wattle Down Farm Reserve, several hundred metres from Bluewater Place (the start and finish point of the pathway).

At Aberdeen Crescent, you can extend your journey to the Wattle Downs South Path by riding a short 400m on-road section on quiet residential streets.

Facilities

  • Playground

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