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Hillsborough Cemetery loop

Description of this walk

This walking track goes around Hillsborough Reserve and takes you up to the foreshore of Grannys Bay and Taylors Bay.

A wander through Hillsborough Cemetery and Taylors Bay shows our social history and settlement on the beach.

You will find landing remains at Grannys Bay and fossil crabs between White Bluff and Grannys Bay.

There are picnic tables and kayak access at Taylors Bay.

You can also take your kids to the playgrounds at Taylors Bay and Fredrick Street.


Not suitable for mountain bikes, baby buggies or wheelchairs

Dog access


Route of this walk

Access points are Goodall Street, Frederick Street, Clifton Road and Hoskins Avenue.

The route is indicated as a yellow line on the map.

Wattle Bay loop map

Keep safe on this walk

For your safety:

  • Walk along the foreshore only two hours before or after the daily low tides.
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Protect yourself from sun and rain.
  • Take plenty of drinking water.

Avoid being caught out by the Manukau Harbour tides.

Plan your low tide sections so you can make it back to dry land in good time. Get to solid land, stay put, and call the Coastguard.

If you or someone else is in trouble on the water, call the Coastguard on 09 303 1303, or *500 from your mobile.

The nearest Coastguard station is at French Bay, and is contactable 24/7.