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Auckland day trip to Kaipara Harbour

Stop 1: Riverside walkway & Helensville Post Office

Helensville, BrokenWood TV Series, Police Station heritage Post Office building Helensville, BrokenWood TV Series, Police Station heritage Post Office building

Admire the elegant lines of the former Post Office and grab the selfie before exploring Helensville’s walkway. The walkway feature’s tracks boardwalks and bridges, with a lookout over the Kaipara River where there has been extensive planting of native trees and shrubs. A handful of access points to the track include: southern entry in Mill Road (opposite Mitre 10); central entry point Creek Lane (beside Unichem, Commercial Road); and the northern entry between the historic Post Office and the old Bank of New Zealand buildings on Commercial Road.

Helensville Auckland heritage riverbank walk

Helensville Riverside Walkway One km of easy walking starting from the main entry / exit at Creek Lane – the hub of Helensville. This walkway takes you on a narrow band between the Kaipara river and the rail line. Sign boards explaining the history of the river are displayed along the walkway to help you relate what you are seeing to the historic timber trade of times gone by.

For more information about Helensville check out What’s so great about Helensville.

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