Description of Wattle Bay Loop
The Wattle Bay Loop, a part of the Waikōwhai Walkway, combines coastal bush with suburban strolls.
It features some of the best harbour views from the western end of Manukau Domain.
What you will see on this walk
You will encounter a range of native birds feeding in the bush valley.
There is a historic site on Wattle Bay (Taunahi), where archaeological remains show Māori settlement on the coast.
There is also a lovely picnic spot by the beach.
Not suitable for mountain bikes, baby buggies or wheelchairs
On-leash for most of the walkway; Off-leash on Manukau Domain
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.
How to access Wattle Bay loop
Access points are Halsey Drive, Canberra Avenue and Sylvania Crescent.
There is a map of the loop on the Waikōwhai Walkway page.