The Blockhouse Bay Tiriwa walk in Auckland follows the high cliff edge alongside Manukau Harbour to Green Bay Beach and then continues inland to Craigavon Park.
This is another newly discovered gem for us. The Pathway of Tiriwa (Te Ara O Tiriwa) is named after a Maori chief who lived in the area pre-canoe days. The pathway takes you through Punga ferns and mature Puriri trees. Native pigeons feed here in summer months.
There are steep steps down and up the small gullies along the pathway, and the track was muddy today but not too bad (best to walk in dry weather).
We stopped for refreshments at the newly opened The Block cafe in the main street of Blockhouse Bay. What a wonderful “buzzy” community friendly place – and the menu looked mouth watering. The brunch plates that were being served looked generous.
Dogs – this walk includes an off leash dog exercise area in Craigavon Park.
This walk also includes children’s playgrounds, picnic spots with BBQ’s, a fitness trail, public toilets – and hungry ducks to feed.
Description: Bush track, steps, inclines. Muddy in places when wet. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility.
To see: Native bush, views across Manukau Harbour, native birds
Time: approx. 60 minutes. (about 5.0 kms).
Parking: Blockhouse Bay Reserve
Buses: Blockhouse Bay Road MAP
Stay on track…get your detailed guide and map over at our Walks Store (AC-087 Blockhouse Bay Tiriwa Walk) and from 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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