Settlers Valley Walk

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Walking track

Follow the yellow waymarkers and you will get to explore most of the park. This walk takes in the wetlands, the two white sandy beaches and climbs up to the viewpoint to take in stunning views of the Manukau Harbour. Take a walk down Settlers Valley, which was planted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of European settlement.

Settlers Valley Walk details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Awhitu' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 3.0 km
Time: 1 hour 30 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

Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.

Walking tracks will:
  • Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
  • Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
  • Have steps on excessively steep areas.
  • Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
  • Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.


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.