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The entire loop circles the Hātea River, and is accessible for walking, jogging, pushbikes, mobility aids, scooters and push-chairs.
The walkway connects Town Basin, Te Matau a Pohe, William Fraser Memorial Park, Kotuitui Whitinga, Canopy Bridge, Clapham’s Clocks, Town Basin playground, Reyburn House gallery, a sculpture and heritage Trail, Riverbank Theatre, Waka and Wave Millennium sculpture, and Riverside Park along the way.
The Hātea Loop (Huarahi o te Whai) can be accessed from a variety of points. There is parking at Town Basin car parks, Bascule Carpark, and Pohe Island Carpark.
You can view a map of the walkway which includes the location of activities, sculptures, public toilets, carparks and other facilities.
Hātea Loop walkway map(PDF, 531KB)
Time: 60 minutes (whole loop)
Distance: 4.2 km
Reyburn House Lane, Whangārei 0110 View Map
Reyburn House Lane ,
1 - A well made path with easy access for most people including families.
2 - A short walk generally on well made path but may include steeper sections.
3 - A longer walking track usually well made including steps and more suitable for people with reasonable fitness.
Whangarei City Walks Brochure(PDF, 2MB)
DoC tracks and walks
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