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As you wander, there’s lots to see and do. You can peer into rock pools, and get a close up view of the local marine life; check out the fossil forest - a series of ancient tree trunks that were solidified in lava during a volcanic eruption around 100,000 years ago; and pause from time to time to take in the vistas of Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands hovering out at sea.
On a fine day, you might like to include a refreshing dip in the sea as part of proceedings. Both Takapuna and Milford are good swimming beaches, or you can cool off on route at Thorne Bay.
If you’re in need of refreshments before or after your journey (or both!), there are good options at both destinations. Try the Takapuna Beach Cafe or head further into Milford where there’s lots on offer.
With so much to explore, this is a fun walk to do with kids - and they’ll be happy to know there are great playgrounds to try out at each end too.
Location Te wāhi
Milford to TakapunaPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Parking is available near the Takapuna boat ramp or at the end of Muritai Road near Milford Beach.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Take a seat in the giant stone armchair at Thorne Bay and gaze out at those gorgeous vistas.