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Onerahi Shared Path

This page contains information about the Onerahi shared path.
Updated: 17/06/2019 3:13 p.m.

The Onerahi shared path is a shared 6 kilometre off-road route that will connect Onerahi to the Hatea Loop Walkway and Whangarei’s CBD.

The route is designed around the upgrade of the existing Boswell track (Waimahanga Walkway) to connect to the completed section of concrete walkway on Beach Road, as well as a new track alongside Riverside Drive. 

The development of this track will also include:

  • Replacement of the Boswell track bridges
  • New pedestrian bridges adjacent to the Riverside Drive bridges
  • Building an embankment along Riverside Drive.

Construction on the project began in 2014.

This Onerahi route will complete the three primary routes of the Whangarei cycleway network - which include the new Kamo and Raumanga / Maunu routes.

  Existing and Proposed Shared Paths Map [1mb] 


Beach Road (Kaiwaka Point) to Boswell (Waimahanga) Track

Work has been completed on the 1.4 kilometre long concrete path from Kaiwaka Point (Beach Road) to the end of Boswell (Waimahanga) Track. 

Boswell Track (Waimahanga Walkway)

Work will begin in early 2016 on the replacement of the two Boswell Track bridges. 

Public consultation has been on-going in regards to whether the Boswell Track should be concreted or upgraded as part of the project.

Riverside Drive

The Riverside Drive section will take several years to complete, because soil brought in to widen embankments will need to settle before the three new pedestrian bridges, adjacent to the existing road bridges, can be built.  

This section will be broken into two stage.

Stage 1: 1.5 kilometres of the 3.5 metre-wide concrete cycleway/walkway will be completed, plus 0.5 kilometre of gravelled pathways in the lead up to the existing clip-on bridges (which will remain open for use). Work will start on this stage in late 2015.

Stage 2: The remaining bridge approaches will be concreted and three new pedestrian bridges will be built alongside the existing bridges.

Further funding

Further funding will be applied for in the 2018-2021 funding cycle to complete this project.



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