The opening of Te Ara Manawa – Hobsonville/Onekiritea Coastal Walkway

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Celebrate the opening of Te Ara Manawa – Hobsonville/Onekiritea Coastal Walkway

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

You’ll be able to walk the entire 5km loop that hugs the coast of Hobsonville Point. There’ll be lots of fun stuff happening along the route, including kids activities, music, and opportunities to discover the area’s rich history. Auckland’s best food trucks, a Little Creatures Brewing NZ craft beer pop-up, the Catalina Farmers Market and coffee carts will keep foodies happy, too. 


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


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


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


How long 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. 

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.
If you have friends living elsewhere who’d like to come, invite them to visit:

During the gala opening weekend, there’ll be special CBD-Hobsonville Point return ferry tickets available for $25 per family.  Check out the Facebook event page here and simply RSVP on that page to be notified when tickets are available for purchase. 

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