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North Shore signs up

  • 05 Sep 2008

Contractors have now put up the finger signs for the North Shore City Council's new coastal walk, part of Te Araroa. The 21-kilometre route goes from Long Bay at the city's northern boundary to Devonport in the south. It links existing cliff-top walks, with beach and esplanade sections, parks and urban footpaths.

Milford beach sign photographed by Amos Chapple

The path is not yet fully marked up. Some further signage has yet to be installed on posts within the park sections to clarify route. Te Araroa Auckland Trust is now liaising with the Devonport Community Board and the council's Parks Department to establish a low-impact southern start/finish to the walk - probably a local volcanic rock with a brass plaque in Windsor Reserve. The new track is expected to be officially opened in November. Devonport Rotary, the Devonport Community Board, and North Shore City all contributed to the cost.

The northern end of the new coastal walk links - by road at the moment, but to be joined finally by North Shore City's proposed Crimson Walkway - to the Department of Conservation's newly upgraded Okura Bush walkway. New signage planned as part of the upgrade will carry Te Araroa's logo.

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