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Hobson Bay Loopity, Auckland

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Hobson Bay LoopityBeginner

Submitted by Robyn Lesh

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Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest


1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



Short section on the north west corner can be accessed at low tide (track shown) otherwise take a one block detour up Waitoa St and down Logan Terrace.

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A nice loop near the water and close to downtown. Not all on trails but connects a good section of boardwalks/parks and loops around Hobson Bay. A decent route & a prime-time location. Option to add an additional 3km with a loop around Orakei Basin on the lower east corner by taking the bike path south-east along the causeway from the Orakei Railway Station, turning right, and following the park trails around the edge of the basin, until one returns to the Railway Station.

General comment in regards to navigation, at the start, after crossing the pedestrian bridge over Tamaki Dr, take the second road on the left (Awetea Rd.) down to the end to catch the trail. (or try every road if you want some hill repeats!) After that, mostly just stay as close to the water as you can, and look for park trails & boardwalks. The only timing consideration for this track is the first very short section of beach between Awetea Rd and Logan Terrace, should be run at med-low tide. This can be detoured by taking Waitoa St up the hill, one block left and down Logan Terrace to re-join the trail one block on, above the high tide mark.

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Features of interest

Boardwalks and water's edge.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 50%

Sealed Road: 50%

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  • Access

    This loop starts at foot bridge across Tamaki Drive but loop can also be started at any point along the loop.

    If driving to track would suggest parking at the Shore Road Reserve or street parking anywhere along route. (west and south sides preferable as roads on the north and east sides are busy)

    3 km

    10 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    With the exception of the first section on the north west corner, pretty much stay as close to the water as possible. Look for boardwalks and tracks near the water. East section is more on road/sidewalks but same rule, stick near the water as possible.

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own

    Helpful to be aware of tide for the first short section on the north west corner, otherwise good all day, every day.

    Vicious sea monsters and tree bats (just kidding)

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