Trail Info

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Trail type: Walking, Cycling
Direction: Loop

Distance: 4.2 km

Fitness: Low,intermediate,high
Cycling Grade: 1
Gradient: Steady

Dog Friendly: Unknown

Town Basin Carparks off Lower Dent Street or Bascule Carpark off Port Road

The Hatea Loop – Huarahi o te Whai (Pathway of Opportunity) is a fully accessible walkway at the Town Basin Whangarei, a picturesque international yachting marina with restaurants, cafes and specialty shopping.

Read the fascinating history of the area on the Heritage Panels. Including legends of how Whangarei got its name and information about the tribes of Whangarei, Te Tangata Whenua – the people of the land, descended from their ancestors who migrated from the Pacific.

Walk across the elegant footbridge ‘Kotuitui Whitinga’ and the international award-winning ‘Te Matau a Pohe’ bascule (opening) bridge.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times in the Town Basin and Hatea Loop areas but take a short detour to the Dog Exercise Park at William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island where they can be let off the leash.

The entire walkway is accessible for walking, jogging, bicycles, all sorts of mobility aids and scooters and is also suitable for pushchairs.

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 -   Glenis - February 2019

A very easy walk or ride. Various access points. Nice views of the river.Passes a dog excercise park, BMX track, soccer and rugby grounds, querky boat sheds Can start and finish in the town basin which has a great selection of cafes and restaurants all open seven days. All in All a very pleasant mainly concrete or tarseal track. Highly recommended

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