Whitireia Park: Top 12 Tracks No. 3
This is a 6.5 kilometre pathway through farmland following the coastline or along cliff tops. Starting from the Onepoto foreshore by the boatsheds, you can walk or bike right around the harbour edge to Onehunga Bay. Stop at Onehunga Bay for a picnic, and then continue up to the cliff tops for views out towards Mana Island and the South Island.
The track takes about 1.5 hours to walk one-way. Walking is amongst grazing cattle and there are farm stiles to cross, so strong footwear is recommended. Take care when encountering grazing animals, and make sure you take warm clothes and plenty of drinking water.
As a point of interest, the radio antennae within the Park are the second highest man-made structures in New Zealand after the Sky Tower in Auckland.
Walkers enjoying the view to Mana Island from Whitireia Park.
Biker using Whitireia Park coastal route near Paremata.
How to get there
Start at Onepoto Road, off Titahi Bay Road, by the Onepoto Boat Sheds.
Walkers; Bikes. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs: Permitted on lead.
Toilets: At Onehunga Bay
Picnic Tables: At Onehunga Bay
Onepoto Road to Onehunga Bay easiest – easy (0-4% slopes); Onehunga Bay west – moderate (slopes up to 12%).
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Links to other Tracks
Track 8, Southern Clifftop Walkway. Please refer to "Porirua's Great Walking and Cycling Tracks" (5MB 2 page pdf) brochure for more information.
Start at Onepoto boatsheds and walk right around the coastline of Whitireia Park to Richard Street. Follow Richard Street right down to Titahi Bay Beach. Walk along the Bay's beach and then up into Stuart Park and onto the South Clifftop Walk.
- Protect plants and wildlife
- Remove rubbish
- Keep to the track
- Consider other people
- Clean up after your dog
Code of Conduct for Shared Pathways
- Keep left
- Consider others
- Cyclists: use hand signals, warn others when passing and always give way to pedestrians. Give way to uphill users.
We hope you enjoy our Top 12 Tracks, and have the opportunity to complete all 12. Fill in our online feedback form with ideas for improvements, or reporting any issues or problems you encountered.