Maraetai Loop Coastal Walk

The Maraetai Loop Walk lives up to our criteria for a route that is diverse and interesting.  It starts by the boat ramp on the western side of Maraetai Reserve, and follows a rough track beside a stream through the lush bush of Dr. Adah Platts-Mills Reserve (which we suggest may be muddy in winter) before emerging into residential streets. Then it’s down hill to the Omana Regional Park, past the goats (Dixie and Pixie) and then follows the waters edge back to the start.

Maraetai Loop Walk in Auckland

The views over the Gulf are magnificent – you can see over to Waiheke Island, and of course Rangitoto. And the bird song within the bush was beautiful. Today we came across a talkative and friendly fantail.

On a summers day, you may wish to pack your togs and a picnic. There is an off leash dog exercise area along the perimeter of the Omana Regional Park. Public toilets and a playground enroute. Cafes along Maraetai Coast Road.

Description: Mostly level paths with one incline. Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind. Muddy in bush in winter.
To see: Native bush and birds, coastal views.
Time: approx. 90 minutes (about 7.5 kms). Children’s playgrounds, Dog off leash exercise area. Safe swimming.
Start: Maraetai Park, off Maraetai Drive. Map

Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map brochure  (AE-112 Maraetai Loop Walk) over at our Walks Store

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4 thoughts on “Maraetai Loop Coastal Walk”

  1. Hi so I’ve purchased one of your walks

    Receipt 3988-4401-0799-7049

    Got an email confirmation from PayPal but nothing from you selves. Do you email the brochure or what?

    There is nothing that I could find that actually says how you use a purchasedifferent walk

  2. Hi Henrik,
    In response to your comment which I have replied to by email, but will repeat here also…
    Please check your junk/spam mail folders to find the email with the download link. ISP’s have different settings which I have no control over. If you are still not able to find the email, please let me know and I can send the brochures to you as attachments.
    Sometimes a company’s email system has a firewall which prevents certain emails arriving.

  3. Did this yesterday with our 5 year old. What a cracking walk. Starts and finishes by the beach, next to toilets and a 100 yards from a cafe with plenty of GF options.

    The first half passes up through bush, gentle incline then you walk a couple of streets with great views over the gulf. Reminded me of Scarborough in the UK. Then you’re back in bush/reserve. As you corner round to face the gulf there are loads of picnic benches in amongst a quiet camp ground. And the final 3 to 4 k be prepared for house envy, but keep your eyes left to enjoy beach, sea and pohutukawa serenity.

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