Join us for the opening of Te Ara Manawa –
Hobsonville/Onekiritea Coastal Walkway

10am - 2pm, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November
Hobsonville Point

What’s on?

There’ll be lots of fun stuff happening along the walkway, including activities for all ages, live music, and opportunities to explore and discover Hobsonville Point’s unique natural environment and rich history. Auckland’s best food trucks, a Little Creatures craft beer pop-up, the Catalina Farmers Market and coffee carts will keep foodies happy, too.

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The walkway

Te Ara Manawa – Hobsonville/Onekiritea Coastal Walkway is 5km of boardwalk and paths that follows the coast around Hobsonville Point. It winds its way past the ferry landing, restaurants and Farmers Market at Catalina Bay, through treetops, and among native bush.

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Getting here

There are lots of ways to get to Hobsonville Point, including by water, bus or car.

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Get involved

We’d love to hear from food and beverage operators, local community groups, or volunteers who’d like to be involved in the event.

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Farmers Market, food trucks and coffee

Refuel at pit stops all the way around the loop. With food trucks, a Little Creatures craft beer pop up, restaurants, coffee carts, ice cream, and the Catalina Bay Farmers Market, you won’t go hungry (or thirsty).

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Music, games and playgrounds

Play along the way, with live music, fun activities for all ages, and award-winning parks and playgrounds.

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Nature, history and discovery

Meander along the easy, pram-friendly 5km coastal loop coastal, and discover Hobsonville Point’s fascinating history as you go.

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Getting here

Hobsonville Point is situated roughly halfway between Albany and Westgate on State Highway 18. It’s easily accessible via the Northern or North Western motorways and takes about 20 minutes from the CBD off-peak. From the Northern motorway take the Squadron Drive off-ramp. From the North Western take the Brigham Creek exit.

Take the ferry from the city

Turn your day into an adventure on the water. During the gala opening weekend, there’ll be a special ferry service operating between the CBD, Beach Haven and Hobsonville Point. Click below for the timetable and tickets. Buy tickets
Buses run to and from Westgate, North Shore and CBD (via North Shore). Plan your journey
There will be parking at both Hobsonville Point Secondary School and Hobsonville Point Primary School. Download map

FAQ

  • How difficult is the walk?

    The walk is 5km of flat, easy terrain. You can choose to do the whole loop, or just part of it. There are points of interest, food, drinks and activities spaced the whole way round. There’ll be a downloadable map to help you plan your day - check back here soon (or better yet, follow the Facebook Event page so you don’t miss an update).

  • Is the event kid friendly?

    Absolutely! There will be plenty of fun activities and ice cream stops around the whole loop to keep the kids interested, and the walk connects a number of parks, including Harrier Point playground on Launch Road (featuring a giant bucket swing and flying fox overlooking the water), and the award-winning Hobsonville Point playground on Buckley Avenue. The walk is pram, cycle and scooter-friendly for little ones.

  • Is this a sustainable/green event?

    Yes. Sustainability is very important to us at Hobsonville Point, and we’ll be working hard to minimise the amount of waste going to landfill. Please bring your reusable water bottles and coffee cups.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Sure thing. Just remember your leash - there are some important bird breeding grounds along the walkway.

  • Can I cycle?

    Usually, that’s a resounding ‘yes’. However, we’re expecting a lot of people for the Gala Opening weekend, so please keep this in mind.

  • Is it wheelchair friendly?

    Yes. Some of the walkway is boardwalk, some footpath, and the rest is reasonably flat, graded gravel. There are disabled parking and toilets at Catalina Bay.

  • Will there be toilets?

    Yes, there will be plenty of portable toilets all around the loop.