Coast to Coast Walkway

Coast to Coast Walkway



14 Rankers Reviews

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Auckland Waterfront - start of the Coast to Coast Walk
Mt Eden Volcanic crater
One tree hill evening - made famous by U2 Joshua tree


Time: 8 hrs (once you have had a few lattes and done a bit of shopping along the way), Distance: 16km

Auckland otherwise known as Tamaki Makaurau - the spouse desired by a hundred lovers. Its fertile volcanic slopes, sheltered fishing sites and access to the the Waikato River - New Zealand's longest river, made it a desirable place for all.

The Coast to Coast walk takes you through landscapes shaped by 600 years of Maori occupation, woodland settings, windswept hills, parks and gardens, captivating architectural treasures, and fascinating geological landforms - all offering glimpses of times gone by. There are amazing panoramic views stretching across Auckland city and the region.

The Auckland isthmus is New Zealand's narrowest neck of land, never more than nine kilometres from north to south and less than two kilometres east to west. Given the distance, Maori used these as canoe portages, from the Waitemata Harbour and Pacific Ocean on one side, to the Manukau Harbour and Tasman Sea on the other.

Regarded as still active, Auckland's volcanic field is geologically young, having produced mainly small-sized cones.

The Coast to Coast walkway passes five volcanic sites. Including Albert Park, the Domain, Mt Eden and the famous Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill). It starts at Princes Wharf in Downtown Auckland, and finishes at Beachcroft Ave in Onehunga. You could catch a bus back to the start.

There are many more walks that you can add into this trip. Check out all the details on the Auckland City Council website for maps and lots of interesting information.


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Auckland Council

Local government organisation


North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


  • Walking
  • Free


Patrick Veber's avatar

Patrick Veber


Ranking: 6/10

Nice views from One Tree Hill and Mount Eden, but several parts of the walk are quite boring - e.g the school campus.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Aaron Stalley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 3/10

The walk is heavily suburban with very little scenery. First scenic point is One Tree Hill Tourists would be best driving here to begin.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sari Aroalho


Ranking: 6/10

In a boring city it is nice to go out of the central area and see the whole place. This walk made me like Auckland a little more.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Leonie Moeller


Ranking: 7/10

We walked from Mount Eden to One Tree Hill, the signs for the walkway are not so clear, had to use our phone to find the way. Great lookout at the Mountain.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christoph Betten


Ranking: 6/10

I liked the scenery from Mt Eden and One Tree Hill. The people do not know this walkway is here so you have to find the way yourself.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Rebecca Luke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great route and was well signed taking in One Tree Hill, Mt Eden and the university, a great way to see the sights.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 9/10

Easy walk through native forest, with good information on flora and fauna to be seen. About one hour drive from Auckland CBD.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Romla's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

A different way to see Auckland.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Caroline's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Great way to see different Auckland suburbs. Some difficulty to find route markings.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Tobias Forst


Ranking: 7/10

Perfect to get to know the city, great views!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ranking: 9/10

cool idea and a good oportunity to see different parts of the city. the track is excellent signposted and there are free maps avaliable at iSite. Nice views from Mt. Eden and One Tree Hill.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ann Thompson


Ranking: 8/10

Need a leaflet for I-site for this 16km walk - goes from harbour to harbour and takes in many sites plus two volcanic cones - lots of history/natural history plus views from Mount Eden.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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