Description of the Kiwi Esplanade Walkway
This walkway wanders alongside the Manukau Harbour coastline, exploring the waterfront of Māngere Bridge township, before ending on the borders of Ambury Regional Park.
From Ambury Park, you can link up with the Watercare Coastal Walkway and continue on to the Ōtuataua Stonefields, along the Māngere Ihumātao foreshore.
The area is rich in history and natural beauty. Along the way, you will see evidence of Auckland's volcanic past, as well as countless native and migratory birds. You will also pass by New Zealand's biggest coastal marine restoration project.
Plan a walk at high tide and take binoculars for bird watching.
For the most part, the route is flat and easy walking, suitable for walkers with stable footwear. The Stonefields area is rougher underfoot and there are some small hills.
While parts of Kiwi Esplanade and Ambury Regional Park are accessible by wheelchair, some parts of the path are rough.
The unsealed road through the Watercare section is popular with mountain bikers.
Approach hides quietly and stay off the protected bird banks.
How to access the Kiwi Esplanade Walkway
Start at the inner reaches of the Manukau Harbour beside Mangere Bridge.