Coast-to-Coast Walkway
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Chris T
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
I'm a local and I live in Onehunga, but this is the best way for some fitness or as I did with my mate, we started in Onehunga and as the Coast-to-Coast is part of the Te Araroa trail, we carried on north. Some people have pointed out they got lost or the signs were a bit off, best way to go is by the signs and The Trail App on your smart device as this has some more information on the coast-to-coast including if any storm damage on the city trail. Its best to go in the morning around 7 or 8am depending on the speed you can walk or hike, and to gain the experience of the city, follow the trail as much as you can. Honestly, this is something we should be more proud of having and will do it again. 5/5.
Written 31 May 2023
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kiwi3mfs
Sandspit, New Zealand82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The first two-thirds of the walk from the east is varied and enjoyable. Great views from the Domain (do a slight detour to the front of the museum), Maungawhau (Mt Eden) and Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill). Stop in Mt Eden for refreshments - Olafs recommended.
We found the route quite hard to follow after Mount Eden. The signage is very poor and inconsistent. The section through Royal Oak, skirting Onehunga is dull and there's few (if any) pleasant refreshments stops around there. At the western end, cross over the Taumanu footbridge to look over the Manukau harbour. You've made it!
The best way back to the city is to hop on a bus in Church St. Despite being pretty exhausted, we had the pleasure of a happy, singing bus driver! Bus journey to mid Queens St takes about 30 minutes.
Over 30,000 steps!
Written 29 May 2022
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great walk showcasing a cross-section of Auckland. We're locals but the coast-to-coast path took us to parts of the city we've never been before.

You can travel in either direction. Plenty of signage (yellow if going north to south or blue for south to north). We got the train from Britomart to Onehunga (the start of the path is about 10 minutes walk from Onehunga station) and walked back to the CBD.

The walk took us about four hours, which included visiting the summits of both One Tree Hill and Mt Eden. The views from both are spectacular.

Plenty of public toilets along the route.

Other than climbing the two maunga the route is relatively flat.

Highly recommended.
Written 30 October 2021
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Scribo
Christchurch, New Zealand224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
The walkway is well worth doing for people who want a geographical sense of the Auckland isthmus. The highlights are the Auckland Domain, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill. There are plenty of leafy suburbs to mitigate the sunburn if you walk in summer.
Written 3 January 2021
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I did not walk entire trip, just the first part from city to Auckland domain where you can enjoy views into the crater and out across the city,
Written 15 November 2020
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jgold10529
Portland, OR426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a fantastic walk from start to finish and you get to see so many different part of the cities and going up both Mt Eden and One Tree Hill Domain and of course the Auckland DOmain and cornwall park. It does take a while and is about 20K from start to finish so be prepared. My only complaint and the only reason it doesnt get 5 stars is that it is very poorly marked. We really needed to use All Trails with GPS to make sure we didnt take a wrong turn in the residential areas
Written 29 February 2020
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Fozwald
Launceston, Australia98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We really enjoyed this walk as it gave us a greater opportunity to enjoy and explore Auckland.

We followed the recommendation of a previous Tripadvisor post (https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255106-d257379-r636325420-Coast_to_Coast_Walkway-Auckland_Central_North_Island.html) and took the train across to Onehunga and commenced the walk on the western side. I am pleased we did this because it meant we finished back at Viaduct Harbour (where out accommodation was situated) and we got the transport options out of the way first. Plus, I think the walk would be tougher the other way around!

The start of the walk is a little inconspicuous and there isnt a sign highlight this is the start, but it look for Normans Hill Road, opposite the waterpark starts, and you are on your way. The signage along the route is a little limited in places and I suggest having a map of the route beforehand and use the gps on your mobile phone when needed.

We stopped for some brekky and a coffee at a lovely little cafe called "No 117 Cafe" in Trafalgar St (just past the top of Normans Hill Rd). It was well worth the stop because the service and food was excellent.

There are good toilets mid-journey in Cornwall Park and again in Auckland Domain where we stopped for a refreshment at the Wintergarden Cafe.

Take sunscreen and a hat and enjoy the day.
Written 1 February 2020
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Brett
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wife and I went on the walk from Auckland Princes wharf to Ohnehunga. The walk covers some great places; Aleaxandra Park, Cornwall Park for example. Lack of upkeep finds quite a few signs that showed you the route once when the route was first made; a lot of signs are gone; be prepared to take a phone with maps - getting lost is easy. Takes a few hours; take water. Toilets are fairly frequently available; shops are nearby at times.
Written 22 January 2020
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Graham
112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Coast to Coast walkway, especially when it is walked south to north is an excellent introduction to the whole area and walking off a long flight! Highlights include One Tree Hill, Mt Eden, the Auckland suburbs and then the central city.

There is a map that can be downloaded from the web and can be matched with the maps available in Tourist Information centres / hotel information stalls. This is important as the waymark signs on the ground are limited and poorly located in terms of helping you find your way.

The one way walk is easily set up by taking the train from central Auckland to Onehunga cost $5.50.
Written 22 January 2020
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KBofLB
Littleborough, UK564 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I undertook this walk starting from Viaduct Harbour. At a number of points the signage was unclear or non-existent. Fortunately I met up with a fellow walker who had an app on his phone which clarified the route at certain points. It was especially galling to be short of information when descending from Mount Eden and then having to retrace my steps uphill to find the next path to follow. The walk is enjoyable but it was disappointing that the finishing point at Onehunga did not have any signage.
The walk is well worth doing.
Written 19 December 2019
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