Click to go to the Porirua Pathfinder page.Bothamley Pathway: Top 12 Tracks No. 10

Bothamley Pathway is a 4.7 kilometre shared cycle and walkway which follows an old farm track along the Kenepuru Stream. It is a 3 metre wide gravel track, passing through areas of exotic trees and regenerating natives, and linking to Aotea Block and Cannons Creek Park. It's an easy gradient so ideal for walkers with prams, but there are no public toilets along this pathway. It takes around 1 hour 15 minutes walking or 40 minutes biking, one-way.

The park is being restored as part of an eight-year development programme involving the community aiming to enhance the park by adding 5 kilometres of new cycle and pathways, and preserving and improving the surrounding native bush clad hills to create an ecological "Green heart of Porirua".

View of entrance to Bothamley Pathway from Mepham Place end.
View of entrance to Bothamley Pathway from Mepham Place end.

How to get there

Bothamley Pathway links to Porirua Railway Station car park via the Mepham Place underpass. To walk the length of the Pathway, start at either Mepham Place, or Ascot Park. There are numerous entry/exit points along the pathway, so refer to our map, and choose the start point most convenient to you.

Click on the image to view the Bothamley Pathway line drawing map (pdf). Maps


Bothamley Pathway is a shared-use path suitable for walkers, prams and bikes. It is not suitable for wheelchairs.


Dogs are permitted off lead.


Playgrounds: There are several playgrounds located near the walkway.

Grade: Easy

Elevation: Bothamley Pathway.

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Links to other Tracks

Track 7, Whitby Walkway; Track 18, Cannons Creek Park; Track 37, The Dales Pathway. Please refer to the "Porirua's Great Walking and Cycling Tracks" brochure (1.9MB 2 page pdf) for more information.

Environment Code

  • Protect plants and wildlife
  • Remove rubbish
  • Keep to the track
  • Consider other people
  • Clean up after your dog

Code of Conduct for Shared Pathways

  • Keep left
  • Consider others
  • Cyclists: use hand signals, warn others when passing and always give way to pedestrians. If necessary give way to uphill users.


We hope you enjoy our Top 12 Tracks, and have the opportunity to complete all 12. Fill in our online feedback form with ideas for improvements, or reporting any issues or problems you encountered.