My pledge to take my furry friends on more walks to combat middle-aged spread had lead me to the rotary walkway in Pakuranga a few times recently. It’s a peaceful walk that backs onto the Tamaki Estuary and meanders along the back of large houses. I was a little jealous of some people with expansive BBQ areas. Due to birdlife and mangroves are, Dogs must be on a leash at all times in this area.
The Rotary walkway was built and laid in stages by members and volunteers of the Pakuranga Rotary with the assistance of the Council and community sponsorship. It was completed in 2014 when some older parts of the walkway were widened and replaced.
The Pakuranga Rotary shared pathway has become a trendy walk or ride stretching 9km from Prince Regent Drive in Farm Cove to the Panmure Bridge adjacent to the Pakuranga Town Centre. The path weaves past the Pakuranga Sailing Club and offers excellent views up and down the Tamaki River. (Ref:https://pakuranga-rotary.org.nz/).
For those of you who are unsure of how far you are capable of walking dont worry. There are numerous paths off the walkway and it s hop step and a jump to Pakuranga Plaza. There are also toilets and playgrounds at different postitions on the walkway. This means you can walk as far or as short as you want. Starting at Panmure Bridge or Farm Cove.
For more info about the history and resources check here