13 Km


  • Dramatic Te Rewa Rewa bridge
  • Surf beaches at Fitzroy and East End
  • Family-friendly


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  • by walking:

    Can be started at various points.


Stretch your legs along the award-winning promenade that extends along the New Plymouth coastline.

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway , Taranaki

Ideal for walking, running, cycling or skating, the walkway boasts dramatic views and has numerous access points dotted along the way.

Beginning at Hickford Park, meander through picturesque farmland past the Waipu Lagoons and to the coastline to walk alongside the New Plymouth Golf Club before reaching Te Rewa Rewa Reserve.

Crossing the impressive Te Rewa Rewa bridge, which frames Mt Taranaki, go on to the Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, and visit surf beaches at Fitzroy and East End.

Approaching the central section of the walkway see New Plymouth District's iconic Len Lye Wind Wand (when it is not offsite for maintenance), interesting stone carvings and public art or access the central business district - home to the award-winning heritage and information centre Puke Ariki(opens in new window) and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery(opens in new window).
Heading west, the walkway winds past the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre(opens in new window), Kawaroa Park and playground then heads to the marina at the Port and Ngamotu Beach - a safe swimming beach for the family.

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Alternative routes 

Leave the walkway and meander up the Te Henui Walkway(opens in new window), or take a break at one of the picnic tables at the East End playground.


Need to know

  • Dogs are allowed on the walkway but must be on a leash.
  • Cyclists must wear helmets.
  • Mobility scooters are available for use from the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre.

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