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Following the Whau River
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) from Central Auckland. You can also cross the southern end of the Whau River between Avondale and New Lynn – the Ash Street Bridge is quite distinct with its colourfully-painted planters.
Following the portage route
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.