This walkway and cycleway passes the picturesque beaches and reserves along the coast between Beachlands and Maraetai.
It provides access to popular Omana Regional Park and breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.
The 5km-long walkway allows you to view sites of historical significance, and an array of coastal flora and fauna.
Highlights include the beautiful east coast beaches of Maraetai, Te Pene and Omana Esplanade Reserve.
The walkway will take someone with a moderate level of fitness about 95 minutes to complete one-way.
The Beachlands-Maraetai Walkway runs between 115R Second View Avenue (Parking at Shelley Bay Toilet Reserve 142-4 Second View Avenue) in Beachlands and Maraetai Park, 188 Maraetai Drive. It can also be accessed from Omana Esplanade Reserve, Omana Regional Park and Te Puru Park.
Dogs are either on-lead or off-lead (but under control) most of the walkway - please refer to posted signage. Dogs are prohibited from Omana Regional Park, except for around the perimeter walk.
The walkway is suitable for wheelchairs and prams however, there are some unsealed sections. Toilets are available at Maraetai Park, Te Puru Park, Omana Esplanade Reserve and Omana Regional Park. Car parking is available at the above locations, including Te Puru Reserve and Spinnaker Bay (Beachlands end).
For those in need of coffee or a bite to eat, there are several cafes at Maraetai and Beachlands.