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“Good way to explore Auckland”

Coast-to-Coast Walkway
Ranked #64 of 271 things to do in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Good way to explore Auckland”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The 16km walk between the Tasman sea and the Pacific gives you a good feel of the city. Get the train from Britomart to Onehunga and then walk back following the signs. Take a map of the route too though as the signs sometimes seem to disappear. The start of the walk is unimpressive but it then takes you up One Tree Hill and Mount Eden, both of which have good panoramic views. You then head down to Auckland city centre. It is strenuous in parts. There is a good cafe/visitors centre in Cornwall Park, where you can fill up water bottles and they even provide sun cream.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank LondonRob1961
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North East England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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“See Auckland on foot”
Reviewed 23 November 2012

A perfectly easy walk that leads you through the city, urban parkland, takes in the magnificent Winter Gardens, past historic sites, volcanic craters, along busy shopping streets and residential areas. It's about 16 km end to end and takes about 4 hours plus stops. It really is a great and different way to see the city. There are coloured signs - yellow southbound, blue northbound. But some are missing and some are deliberately defaced / vandalised. It would be wise to take a city map that shows the trail. There used to be a trail guide but it's out of print. The enterprising i-Site staff in Auckland have photocopies free of charge but you have to ask for one at the counter. Take drinks because there's not many retail outlets en route. If going southwards there are regular buses from Onehunga town centre about 10 minutes walk from the trail end.

Visited October 2012
4 Thank shipyardtales
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Bring a camera and enjoy your day out, the picture is of one tree hill,which now has no pine tree and is often reffered to ,as no tree hill now days, how ever the coast to coast walk gives you the best of both coasts, where west meets east or vice versa, enjoy

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Roger T
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Cairns, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A walk through a city with some nice views on the way”
Reviewed 27 August 2012

If you love walking through a city this walk is for you! There are some nice spots along the way but the one thing I'd really recommend is getting a good street map before you go cos the directional arrows are very misleading and I'm sure this walk took me twice as long as I kept getting lost.

Visited August 2012
6 Thank Jubesss
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Kirribilli, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Way to Experience Auckland”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

I do this walk every month or so when I want to just walk out my front door and get going (I live in Devonport). It's a great way to get to know Auckland, walking through parks and neighbourhoods and getting great views from the more elevated points. The official start is at the entrance to the Viaduct where it's easy to pop in the i-Site and pick up a map. The trail's very well-marked, but not perfect, so the map helps. I make it to Onehunga in a bit over three hours and then take the bus back (stop in Britomart Transport Ctr for bus info).

Visited May 2012
7 Thank Toadguts
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