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The Beachlands-Maraetai Walkway

Description of The Beachlands-Maraetai Walkway

This is a coastal walkway and cycle path that winds along Auckland's south-eastern coast.

It connects the settlements of Beachlands and Maraetai and offers views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

This walkway has significant Māori and European history and interesting coastal flora and fauna.




1 hour and 30 minutes

Dog access

Dogs need to be on-leash or off-leash under control for most of the walkway.

Dogs are prohibited on sport fields or near children's playgrounds and from Omana Regional Park, except for around the perimeter walk.

Dogs must not disturb wildlife or other park users.


Suitable for wheelchairs and prams. There are some unsealed sections.

Route of The Beachlands-Maraetai Walkway

You can start at either end, from Maraetai Park (off Maraetai Drive) or from the end of Second View Avenue in Beachlands.

Park your vehicle at Shelley Bay Toilet Reserve, 142-4 Second View Avenue.

You can also access the walkway from Omana Esplanade Reserve, Omana Regional Park and Te Puru Park.

Parking is available at Maraetai Park, Te Pene Reserve, Omana Esplanade Reserve, Omana Regional Park, Te Puru Park, Spinnaker Bay (Beachlands end).