Walking and cycling

 

Walking and Cycling

Ara Harakeke Pathway

This pathway is an easy challenge for the family on a morning or afternoon's walk or cycle.

At the Plimmerton domain to Airlie Road section, the gradient is flat and the pathway is sealed. Public toilets are located at Plimmerton domain and Whenua Tapu Cemetery. It takes about 40 minutes one way to travel the 3.3 kilometres. This pathway is ideal for walkers and cyclists, and families with prams. The pathway travels besides the nationally important wetland, Taupo Swamp. The shared pathway for cyclists and walkers has become a favourite for parents wanting a safe route away from cars for children learning to ride bikes.  Dogs are permitted but must be on leads.

From Airlie Road to the Pukerua Bay shops, the gradient is a gentle incline, getting steeper near end. It takes about 30 minutes each way for the 2.34 kilometres. This section of the pathway travels through regenerating native vegetation, away from SH1. Treat yourself to an ice cream or drink at the shops in Pukerua Bay before heading back.

Camborne Walkway

The Camborne Walkway is a sheltered, quiet, flat walkway right next to the Pauatahanui Inlet. It has a flat gravelly surface and is ideal for walkers and cyclists, and while suitable for mountain buggies, is not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

It takes about 45 minutes each way for the 1.5 kilometres, and there are public toilets situated at the north end in the Grays Road car park area. You can enter the walkway from the car park off Pascoe Avenue on Mana Esplanade at Paremata, or Grays Road. The walkway is sheltered from the northerly winds, and the whole family will enjoy the challenge of an easy walk in the fresh air.

The walkway is very picturesque looking east over the Pauatahanui Inlet and towards Whitby, and is a great place to have your camera ready to photograph the sights of the inlet, including the occasional stingray basking in the water, and sunrise/sunset shots are a favourite. The boatsheds at the Paremata end add their rustic character to the walkway experience.

Find out more about Porirua city’s Walking and Cycling Tracks

Wairaka Walkway - Pukerua Bay - Plimmerton see wonderwalkers.

Explore the real Cannons Creek  - Belmont Regional Park (Cannon's Creek entrance).  Guided tour Saturday 29 January 9.30am FREE.  Bring the kids to have fun in the creek and bush while guides (Friends of Maara Roa) show the history of human impact.  Enjoy the new nature walk together.  Booking essential bookings@govt.nz 04 830 4041

Last Updated: 26/01/2011 7:49pm