Te Whau Pathway follows the Whau River which is the second body of water you cross when you drive or cycle west along SH16 (the North Western) coming from Central Auckland.

You can cross the southern end of the Whau River between Avondale and New Lynn – the Ash Street Bridge is distinct with its colourfully-painted planters.

People’s experience changes at New Lynn. From this point the pathway is a journey adjacent to roads on a protected pathway until its ending at the small sandy beach of Green Bay. This leg of the journey follows one of the traditional portage routes that Māori used to haul their waka between the Waitematā and Manukau harbours.

Connecting Auckland Map

This alignment map shows the pathway’s connections to schools, parks and other travel routes. Click on the map to view a higher quality version of the map (20MB).

The Alignment map is also available as a PDF file (2MB).

To see the currently funded areas, see the Section Overview map.

Section Overview Map

This map shows the five sections of Te Whau Pathway. Currently funded areas are shown by the red boxes and can be found in Section 5 and Section 2. Click on the image to view a higher quality version of the map (15MB).

To see a map of the proposed route with finished and unfinished sections, schools and travel connections, see the Alignment map.

The Section Overview map is also available as a PDF file (2MB).

Section 4 Section 3 Section 1 Section 5 Area 1 Section 2 Area 2

Detailed maps for each section