Description of Wattle Bay loop
One of the shorter loops of the Waikōwhai Walkway, Wattle Bay loop is a combination of coastal bush and 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 on the bush valley.
You will find 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
How to access Wattle Bay loop
Access points are Halsey Drive, Canberra Avenue and Sylvania Crescent.
The route is indicated as a yellow line on the map.
Wattle Bay loop map