Trail Info


Trail type: Walking, Cycling
Direction: One way

Walking Duration: 2 hrs - 3 hrs
Cycling Duration: 1 hr - 2 hrs 30 mins
Can be started at various points
Distance: 12.7 km
Stretches from Pioneer Park at Port Taranaki all the way to the eastern side of Bell Block Beach

Fitness: Low
Cycling Grade: 1
Walking Difficulty: Easy
Gradient: Unknown

Dog Friendly: Yes

Highlights:
The promenade is designed without an edge, to accentuate the sense of being on the edge of the sea, while the curved seawall and location of the path provide protection from the waves.

Things to know:
Suitable for Wheelchairs or Mobility Scooters

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.

Alternative routes: 

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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