Stretch your legs along the award-winning promenade that goes from city to sea.
Ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, the walkway boasts dramatic views and has numerous access points dotted along the way.
Beginning at Hickford Park, meander through picturesque farmland past the Waipu Lagoons and to the coastline to walk alongside the New Plymouth Golf Club before reaching Te Rewa Rewa Reserve.
Crossing the impressive Te Rewa Rewa bridge, which frames Mt Taranaki, go on to the Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, and visit surf beaches at Fitzroy and East End.
Approaching the central section of the walkway see New Plymouth District's iconic Len Lye Wind Wand,interesting stone carvings and public art or access the central business district - home to the award-winning heritage and information centre Puke Ariki and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
Heading west, the walkway winds past the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre, Kawaroa Park and playground then heads to the marina at the Port and Ngamotu Beach - a safe swimming beach for the family.
Leave the walkway and meander up the Te Henui Walkway, or take a break at one of the picnic tables at the East End playground.
Access points and landmarks
Settlers memorial to The Weymouth Street crossing: 2.7km; Access to Ngamotu Beach, marina at Port Taranaki, Todd Energy Aquatic centre and Kawaroa Playground.
Weymouth Street to the Wind Wand: 0.69km ; Access to the centre of the CBD, Huatoki Walkway (via the CBD) and a playground on the foreshore
Wind Wand to the marker at the end of the bridge at East End: 1.7km ; Access to the northern end of the CBD
East End to Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park (by shop): 1.1km; Access to Te Henui Walkway, East End and Fitzroy beaches, Fitzroy township, Fitzroy pool and playground
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park to Waiwakaiho River Mouth: 0.96km; See the New Plymouth Golf Club
Waiwakaiho River to Smeaton Road car park: 3.8km; Access Lake Rotomanu, see the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, access the Taranaki Velodrome, Hickford Park and Bell Block Beach.
Please note: The coastline around Taranaki is continually being eroded by sea and wind action and cliff faces can shed material from time to time so do not picnic, play and spend time at the base of cliff faces.
Sources: New Plymouth District Council; newzealand.com
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