Avondale Whau River walk

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The Avondale Whau River walkway from New Lynn, was a new discovery yesterday. The Whau River is almost full of mangroves but it does have a boardwalk going across thanks to Dawn Persson’s commitment to the Avondale Community.

This is a dog friendly walk with an off-leash exercise area and is a mostly flat walk – just one gentle rise after the boardwalk. The walking route is also suitable for prams/buggies.

You may like to pack a picnic or take advantage of the nearby New Lynn Cafes.

Description: A mix of mainly level paths and one slightly steep path. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. May require boots in wet weather, running shoes suitable in dry weather.
To see: Water birds, Mangroves, river views, boardwalk
Time: approx. 50 minutes. (about 6 kms)
Parking: Lynn Mall Shopping Centre Carpark

Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map (AW-030 Whau River Loop) over at our Walks Store and our Book Store (one of 12 walks featured in our books “Dog Friendly Walks part 2” and “Best of the West“).

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10 thoughts on “Avondale Whau River walk”

  1. Hi
    Would it be possible for you to direct me to a map or some directions please.


  2. Hi

    I’d like to do the Avondale to New Lynn walkway from the New Lynn end. I notice it says to park at Lynn Mall. What street do you go from there to find the starting point of the track?



  3. Hi Marie-Claude
    Sorry for the hassle. I have sent you the file directly as we have made changes to the download software and some walks were still not transferred over – we are almost there. I trust you received this fine. Thanks.

  4. Hello,
    Is it possible to send me the link to the map for the Whau River Loop as the link above to the store has been changed or moved.
    Thank you,

  5. Hi Ben.
    I would think these days the council would not want dogs in the creek to protect the birdlife but can’t tell you for certain as haven’t been there for some time.

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