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Oratia Stream path

Walking time 70 mins

Walking steps 7280 steps

Cycling time 40 mins

Distance 5.6 km

Starts at 13 Cranwell Street, Henderson

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About the path

Explore native bush and enjoy community artwork on this shared path alongside Oratia Stream.

The 3.6m wide paved route is one of the award-winning Twin Streams walk and cycleways developed by the former Waitākere City Council. The path is lit at night.

Access the path from Hart Domain in Henderson town centre. At Hart Domain there's a large children's playground with shade sails offering great sun protection in the summer months.

You can also access the path from Sunnyvale train station (bikes can be carried on the train at no extra cost), or Parrs Cross Road in Oratia.

The path runs alongside the Oratia Stream from Henderson to the foothills of the Waitākere Ranges.

Look out for native fish, eels, tuī, pigeon (kereru), bats, lizards, geckos (mokomoko) and many insects. Thousands of volunteers plant native trees and remove rubbish and weeds to help to make the stream healthier.

From Hart Domain, the path heads south and weaves its way around the Millbrook Edible Garden – an organic garden where local residents are encouraged to grow their own vegetables.

The path ends at Oratia, where you can check out Parrs Park. There's an orchard-themed playground with a tall tower, two awesome slides and array of climbing activities. Other highlights include a caterpillar seesaw, sand and water play and rocking bumble bees for younger children. Public toilets and a basketball half court located a short walk from the playground.

If you're visiting on a Saturday morning, don't miss the lively Oratia Farmers Market. This authentic farmers market showcases fresh quality food produce and products, and live music.

Facilities

  • Playground
  • Public artwork

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