Click to go to the Porirua Pathfinder page.Southern Clifftop Walk: Top 12 Tracks No. 8

This is a 2.8 kilometre walk over hilltops with views over Titahi Bay and out to Mana Island. It will take around 1 hour return. Parts of the track are sealed, others are grass or gravel. Bikers can ride the sealed parts of the route from Moki Street into Stuart Park.

View from Southern Clifftop Track over to Mana Island, with the South Island in the background.
View from Southern Clifftop Track over to Mana Island, with the South Island in the background.

How to get there

Walkers can start at South Beach Road along Titahi Bay beach, past the boatsheds and into Stuart Park. Exit Moki Street and return to South Beach access road via Pikarere Street and Arnold Park. Bike riders enter at Moki Street. Visit Metlink's website for train and bus timetables.

Click on the image to view the Southern Clifftop Walk map (pdf). Maps


Walkers; Bike riders on the sealed section.
Dogs: Dogs are permitted off lead within Stuart Park; for all other parts of this walkway dogs are permitted on lead.


Toilets: At the start of the walk at South Beach Road.
Cafes: At Titahi Bay.

Grade: Challenging (Slopes 12% +)

Elevation: Southern Clifftop Walkway.

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Links to other Tracks

Track 13, Titahi Beach; and Track 3, Whitireia Park (via Track 13, Titahi Beach.)

Please refer to "Porirua's Great Walking and Cycling Tracks" brochure (1.9MB 2 page pdf) for more information.

Environment Code

  • 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. If necessary give way to uphill users.


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