This walk in Auckland is a low tide walk (check the tides here) that takes you around the edge of Hobson Bay, via the Freda Kirkwood Walkway and along the back streets of Parnell finishing at the Shore Road Cafe.
Dog lovers have two reserves that are off-leash exercise areas.
Nature lovers can enjoy the Native Bush in Ayr Reserve (look out for the cheeky fantails).
Parts of the Hobson Bay Walkway includes a boardwalk which hopefully will one day be extended to make this walk accessible at high tide too.
Description: A mix of level paths, steps and slightly inclined paths. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather. NB Low-tide walk only
To see: Hobson Bay views, Rangitoto Island view, mangroves, native bush, fantails.
Time: approx. 60 minutes. (about 5 kms)
Parking: Shore Road, Thomas Bloodworth Park
Suggested Cafe: Shore Road Cafe
Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map over at our Walks Store (GS-034 Hobson Bay Walkway and Parnell Loop) and our Book Store (one of 12 walks featured in our book “Dog Friendly Walks part 3″).