Orākei Local Board is creating a visitor trail along Tāmaki Drive to help people learn about and enjoy the history of this important part of Auckland.
The Tāmaki Drive Coastal Walk is an easy 3km walk, beginning from Kelly Tarlton’s, and includes sights such as the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial and the art deco architecture of Mission Bay.
The trail highlights the area’s natural and cultural heritage and aims to support the local economy by drawing people to the area and encouraging them to explore more widely, including in the town centres.
Orākei Local Board members Kate Cooke and Mark Thomas, who are leading the project, hope that local residents and visitors alike take the opportunity to follow the trail and learn more about the unique history of the area.
The route will be sign-posted in the coming months and is the first in a series of visitor trails being developed in the Orākei Local Board area.
The board is working with AUT University’s New Zealand Tourism Research Institute on the project.
Download a map of the Tamaki Drive coastal walk (PDF, 3MB) or call the board office for a copy on 09 521 7021.