Celebrate the opening of the Coastal Walkway

Oct 29 2018 Events

The Te Ara Manawa - Hobsonville/Onekiritea coastal walkway  has been a work in progress since 2006. Come the weekend of the 17th of November, the new Hobsonville attraction will finally be complete. To celebrate, HLC is holding a weekend-long gala event packed with great food, coffee and plenty of entertainment. This family-friendly event is designed for all ages and abilities. The walkway forms an easy 5km loop which traces the coast of Hobsonville Point and passes through a variety of local amenities and points of interest along the way.


What’s happening on the day?


There will be plenty of food and drink options available at the event. Food trucks, coffee stops and ice cream trucks will be dotted around the walkway. There will also be a Little Creatures craft beer pop up for the adults and the Catalina Bay Farmers Market will be in full swing. Local favourites Catalina Café and Fabric Café and Bistro are both accessible from the walkway.




Four activity hubs will be dotted at various points around the walkway where there’ll be live music, plenty of food and lots of fun activities for the kids. The hubs will be located at Catalina Bay next to the ferry terminal, the Rifle Range near Te Onekiritea Point (Bomb Point), the Hobsonville Point Park playground and the historic Mill House, with plenty of noteworthy attractions in between.





Attendees have the option of going clockwise or anticlockwise around the loop and starting and finishing at any point. The walkway is relatively flat and wheel-friendly so wheelchairs, prams, and small children’s scooters and bikes are welcome (teens and adults please leave the wheels at home this time). Look out for the information boards describing all of the historical and natural features along the walkway.

Gala 1


What are the transport options to Hobsonville Point?

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.


By Car

From the Northern motorway take the Squadron Drive off-ramp. From the North Western motorway take the Brigham Creek exit.

There will be dedicated parking on the day. More details on where to park will be available closer to the event. 


By Bus

Buses run to and from Westgate, North Shore and CBD (via North Shore). Bus timetables can be accessed via www.at.govt.nz.


By Ferry

Over the course of the gala opening weekend, there will be a special ferry service in operation to and from the CBD (Quay Street ferry terminal via Beach Haven).


Register via the Facebook Event Page


Christmas Night Market

Bring down family and friends for a great night on the wharf. Featuring all your favourite stalls, food trucks, live music, a bouncy castle AND a Little Creatures pop up bar.

Auckland Heritage Festival - The Name Game

Come along with friends and family to explore Hobsonville Point and find out the stories behind the road names, and have some fun along the way. 

Pick up a map and "Challenge Sheet" from the Hobsonville Point Information Centre, return it completed for a little reward!

Brought to you by the Hobsonville Point Residents Society, together with a dedicated group of Hobsonville Point Secondary School students, and the Hobsonville Land Company.

Date: Saturday 1 October 2016 10am to 2pm

Location: Hobsonville Point Information Centre, 1 Hastings St.

Cost: Free

Website: www.heritagefestival.co.nz

A Fun Way to Run

You have to be in to win but luckily there is still time to enter the 2016 Hobsonville Point Runway Challenge.

Come Fly With Me 14 Feb 2016

Hobsonville Point’s stunning Te Onekiritea Point (Bomb Point) is the backdrop to this year’s Come Fly With Me festival on Sunday, February 14, now in its third successful year.

History of a Seaplane Station

Hobsonville Point is once again taking part in the Auckland wide Heritage Festival. This year there will be a photo exhibition and banners displaying the history of the former airbase, and stories told by the 'Hobby Old Boys'. Download flyer below for details.

Hundreds On-Board To Have A Go

Once was not enough for many of the first time sailors who attended Hobsonville Yacht Club’s Have a Go Day at the beginning of February.

Mill House Tour - Heritage Homes at Hobsonville Point

Mill House, originally known as 'Windover', was built in the early 1930's by prominent Auckland Architect George Tole for Doug and Audrey Mill. Doug Mill set up a flying business at Hobsonville in 1927, establishing Mill's Aerial Survey and Transport Co.

Doggies Day Out

A chance to treat that hairiest, toothiest member of your family in the manner they deserve - like a King or Queen of dogs. Plus the Farmers Market is open with easy-to-grab lunch options, so you won't run out of fuel.

Come Fly With Me

Bring your own kite or remote-controlled aircraft to The landing for some fun in the air on Sat 8th and Sunday 9th March, 9am - 2pm. There'll be kite building workshops for kids, model aircraft club displays, remote-controlled plane and copter aerial demos, and the Farmers Market will be open as usual nearby.

On The Waterfront

Love to be beside the seaside? Stop in Saturday 15 or Sunday 16 of February between 9am and 3pm. There will be plenty happening as we celebrate the market opening in its new home – a refurbished 1930s seaplane hangar at The Landing. Make up a picnic from market produce and soak up the atmosphere, or take a walk around Bomb Point.