From the carpark a short distance off Bethells Road, Te Henga Walkway track crosses a wooden bridge above the Waitakere River and proceeds towards the sea, climbing steadily to skirt around headland to the back of O’Neill Bay (45 minutes). The track then climbs steeply to the cliff-top and follows coastal cliffs before ascending a ridge to Constable Road. Note: This track is administered by the Department of Conservation. As parts of the walkway pass through private land, and are open to the public through the goodwill of owners, walkers are requested to respect the owners’ property and farm animals. Dogs are not permitted.
Te Henga Walkway details
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.