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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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Newmarket to Thomas Bloodworth Path

Walking time 35 mins

Walking steps 3250 steps

Distance 2.5 km

Starts at 16A Sarawia Street, Newmarket

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

An upright stone sculpture marks the start of this path at the junction of Sarawia and Laxon Terrace.

Being so close to the Newmarket train station means getting here by train is an easy choice.

There is a chance to stop with the kids to play on the big "spiders' web" playground in Newmarket Park.

There is then a short but steep descent down Ayr Street and along Shore Road.

Cross at the pedestrian crossing into Thomas Bloodworth Park opposite some local shops and cafe.

The gravel path leads around the cricket fields and the mangrove lined edge of Hobson Bay.

The path follows the mangroves over a bridge and kayak launching steps, around the edge of Shore Road Reserve. It then leads to a shelter with seating and a great view of Hobson Bay and the Parnell cliffs.

The path continues along the edge of Shore Road Reserve. You'll then reach the junction of Shore Road and Portland Road opposite Waitaramoa Reserve.


  • Dog off-leash area near this path
  • Drinking fountain
  • Playground
  • Public toilet
  • Sports field

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