Auckland walks

Whether you’re in a mood for rugged beaches and native bush, walking along the coast or exploring a rich heritage, Auckland’s has it all. Discover the city with one these fantastic walks.


4-5 hours, 16km
From Waitemata to the Manukau Harbour, this walk takes you along landscapes that has been shaped volcanoes and people; from the Maori who have occupied the land for more than 600 years to the remnants of our colonial past. Starting at the Viaduct Harbour, the walkway ducks and dives into inner city streets, over Auckland Domain and Mt Eden, and through Cornwall Park/One Tree Hill before coming to Onehunga Wharf. 

4 hours, 8km
From Te Henga (Bethells Beach) to Constable Rd in Muriwai, this cliff top walks means some tough climbs, but the views are of the wild west coast from the top are well worth the effort. The walkway is now part of the multi-day Hillary Track. It can get muddy and slippery after rain and slips are visible – stick to the marked path.
Among other stunning walks in the majestic Waitakere rages are the Kitekite Falls Track that takes you to the 40m multi-tiered Kitekite waterfalls, Upper Nihotupu Reservoir Walk and Fairy Falls Walk.

Peek into the past and enjoy the present with one of the heritage walks available in Auckland City. The uptown heritage walk will take you to Aotea Square (once a swamp, but now a popular public space) and iconic buildings such as the Town Hall, Civic Theatre and the Auckland Art Gallery.  The free Karanghape Rd Heritage walk is a discovery of Auckland’s most colourful street, while a downtown heritage walk traces the history of Auckland’s historic waterfront.

1 hour each way, 4.6km
Walk up to the summit of Rangitoto, Auckland’s youngest volcano and home to the world’s largest pohutukawa forest. There are alternative routes to the summit (allow extra time), including a track that takes in the fascinating lava tunnels and caves – bring a torch if you want to explore. At the summit another track circles the rim of the crater and offers panoramic views. 


4 days, 77km
The Hillary Track epitomises the adventure and personal achievement that Sir Edmund Hillary, after whom the track is named, championed. A true wilderness experience, it takes walkers through the diverse, often challenging, West Coast. The self-guided tramp connects various park tracks and basic backcountry campgrounds (advanced bookings required on these). 

2–3 days, 30km
Hop on a ferry to the Great Barrier Island to explore the beautiful Aotea Track that loops the central mountainous are of the island. It is a combination of easy tracks, steep climbs, bridges and stairways, following an old tramline. Along with panoramic views, Kaitoke Hot Springs, Windy Canyon lookout and Kaiaraara driving dams are among the track’s highlights. Note: Check DOC alerts for track closures.

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