Te Whau Pathway (TWPP) will be the silver lining of the Whau river and the meeting of both Waitematā and Manukau Harbours. Forged across a time and place of significant cultural histories, this pathway invites people to rediscover themselves in the whenua and to honour the natural beauty of the awa. We are excited to partner with TWPP as the Artistic project leads.
Image: ‘Whau Zine’ by students from the July Whau Holiday Art Programme and Lori
What is TWPP?
Te Whau Hīkoi is a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists. It will connect Manukau Harbour at Green Bay Beach to the Waitematā Harbour at Te Atatū Peninsula along a traditional Māori taonga waka (portage).
The pathway will follow the edge of the Whau River and link 33 parks, reserves, esplanades, sports parks and roads along the river and Portage Road. It will provide a safe commuter and recreational route for all Aucklanders and visitors, connecting communities in Green Bay, Avondale, New Lynn, Kelston, Glendene and Te Atatū.
The aim is to connect people and places to each other and to green spaces and waterways.
The pathway is accessible and is for everyone to enjoy. Some parts of the path are already finished and you can enjoy these now. The majority of the pathway is still to be built and will be done in stages. Once complete the pathway will be a boardwalk across waterways and through mangrove areas.