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Coast to coast Auckland day walk

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Mount Eden Summit, Auckland

New Zealand Auckland walk across the country in a day from urban cafes, parks to city summits.


  • Walk from one side of the country to the other in a day
  • Urban cafe rewards always in the sight
  • Phenomonal Auckland city views
Auckland Albert Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Albert Park

Start in the urban heart of Auckland, the city centre and climb to historic Albert Park and the university grounds. Transverse beautiful Auckland Domain park and onto the summit of Mount Eden. Enjoy sweeping views of the Hauraki Gulf and city. The third section starts at an urban working farm, Cornwall Park, with new born lambs and calves a treat between July and September With over 350 species of trees and over 30 species of birds, this park makes for a wonderful nature escape. You have the option of climbing the summit of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill for panoramic views of Auckland from its highest point. You drop down into the Victorian suburb of Onehunga following ancient lava flows to the Manakau Harbour and the end of the walk.

The day walk can be split into three sections.


This is a one way walk; arrange to be collected at the end of the walk or check for up to date information about public transport, Onehunga is the terminus for the city rail system and Manauka Bridge suburb is connected by public bush.

  • Length: 16 km
  • Duration: Without stopping 4 – 5 hours
Auckland domain and War Memorial museum with residential suburb on the background. Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Domain
Asian girl traveling Auckland, New Zealand


For tips on recommended clothing and supplies check North Island ultimate day walks, what to wear, supplies and fitness required. Remember to check the local weather report before departing.

Auckland has a sub-tropical climate however the weather can be unpredictable and carry layers in case of wet weather or change in temperature. Do you need to carry water? This is a walk through urban areas with cafes and shops along the route.

The day walk is managed by the Auckland City Council, local government. For tips on recommended clothing and supplies check New Zealand day walks, what to wear, supplies and fitness required.


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