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Auckland's Original Shoreline Walk

Tour type  icon Tour distance return icon 3.2km Tour length icon 3h Number of stops icon 28

The original shoreline in Auckland has been changed dramaticallyby reclamation works in the 19th to early 20th centuries, thedevelopment of rail connections, and the construction of theHarbour Bridge and motorway in 1950s and 60s. The marinas andcommercial wharves, which now stretch from Westhaven throughto Judge’s Bay, are very different from the foreshore sighted by thefirst settlers to Auckland.

The alteration of Auckland’s shoreline after 1840 until present day;from sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and mudflats – to modernwharves for passengers and container traffic illustrates the changefrom colonial port to modern city. In tracing the line of the originalforeshore we can see the history of the development of Auckland.

This walk takes approximately 3 hours. The guide is written from west to east, but of course may be done in the other direction.