Part of the walkway between Onehunga and Blockhouse Bay has recently been completed with the opening of the new Waikōwhai Coastal Boardwalk linking Taumanu Reserve with Bamfield Reserve in Hillsborough. The boardwalk, which cost $1.1million, is one of two sections which are required to plug gaps in the network, about 80 per cent of which is off-road through coastal bush. Have you tried it yet? Just head to the new Taumanu Reserve in Onehunga and take a walk or cycle over the water to Hillsborough.
The second stretch of boardwalk to be completed is between the beach at Wesley Bay and Aldersgate Road. Currently this section around the headland is only accessible two hours either side of low tide.