Brook Homestead Walk

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Short walk

From the car park follow the red waymarkers along the foreshore, past the historic Brook jetty and up onto the headland where the Brook Homestead sits amid a glade of trees. The homestead has recently been repainted in its original colour scheme. From the homestead either return by the same route or follow the road behind the wetlands back to the car park. This route includes the Maori carving (pouwhenua) which is well worth a visit.

Enjoy the great view over the wetland and the bay from here.

Brook Homestead Walk details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Awhitu' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 1.5 km
Time: 45 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: Yes. Awhitu is largely pram friendly. Walks may be challenging in places and are dependant on conditions.

What to expect

Short walks are suitable for most people including families with young children and some mountain buggies; however, please check the individual track descriptions for detail. All short walks are part of the path classification of tracks and are suitable for people of most ages, mobility and fitness.

Short walks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with all weather track surfaces.
  • Have a high level of signage with directional signs at the track entrance and all junctions.
  • Have permanent water courses culverted or bridged.
Short walks may:
  • Have seats and viewing platforms at areas of interest.
  • Have limited numbers of steps or areas of broken surface.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.