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

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

You can enjoy the pōhutukawa-lined coast, and stop for a swim at Maraetai beach, Te Pene or Ōmana Esplanade Reserve.

Distance

6km

Duration

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 Ōmana Regional Park, except for around the perimeter walk.

Dogs must not disturb wildlife or other park users.

Suitability

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

The Beachlands-Maraetai walkway is shared with cyclists.

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, Ōmana Regional Park and Te Puru Park.

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