Walkway of the Month - Watercare Coastal Walkway
Since the Watercare Coastal Walkway opened in Mangere in 2005, cyclists and walkers have been enjoying the 7km path. Once a wastewater treatment area, this coastal stretch is now scenic, quiet and full of returning birdlife.
Stretching from Ambury Regional Park to the Otuataua Stonefields, it provides access to the Mangere Ihumatao foreshore, which is rich in cultural history.
The area is dominated by ancient volcanoes, Mangere Mountain and Puketutu Island, and was New Zealand’s largest coastal restoration project.
If you think 7km is too long, you can start at either Oruarangi Creek or Creamery Road. Alternatively, if 7km is not long enough, you can start from the old Mangere bridge.
With friendly farm animals for the kids to meet at Ambury Regional Park, there’s something for everyone.
Visit the Watercare website for more information