Gem of the month: Beachlands-Maraetai walkway

Last Updated : 31 Jan 2017
Gem of the month: Beachlands-Maraetai walkway

This 6km coastal walkway and cycle path winds along Auckland’s southeast coast.

It connects the settlements of Beachlands and Maraetai and offers views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

Other highlights include the beautiful east coast beaches of Maraetai, Te Pene and Ōmana Esplanade Reserve.

The area has a rich Māori and European history, and is home to an array of coastal plants and animals. The walkway is wheelchair accessible and suitable for prams but there are unsealed sections in some parts.

It should take someone with a moderate level of fitness about 90 minutes to complete one way.

Dogs are either on-lead or offlead (but under control) most of the walkway – please refer to posted signage. Dogs are prohibited from Ōmana Regional Park, except for around the perimeter walk.

You can find more information and directions for getting to the walkway at the Auckland Council website

Back to News