Click to go to the Porirua Pathfinder page.Camborne Walkway: Top 12 Tracks No. 4

This is a sheltered, flat walkway on the shores of the Pauatahanui Inlet, with spectacular views across the inlet to Whitby. It is home to the colourful, iconic Camborne boatsheds. The track is gravel and at 1.6 kilometres in length, takes about 45 minutes to walk one way.

There is a picnic area available at the Grays Road end of the track, and cafes are within easy walking distance at the other end in Mana Village.

View looking north along Camborne Walkway with Pauatahanui Inlet on the right.
View looking north along Camborne Walkway with Pauatahanui Inlet on the right.

How to get there

Drive or catch a train to Mana and enter the walkway from the car park on Pascoe Avenue off Mana Esplanade. Alternatively drive to the northern car park on Grays Road, at the northern start of the walkway. Visit Metlink's website for train timetables.

Click on the image to view the Camborne Walkway line drawing map (pdf). Maps


Walkers; Wheelchairs with assistance.


Dogs are permitted off lead


Toilets: At the Grays Road carpark and in Dolly Varden Park by Paremata Bridge.
Picnicking: Picnic tables at the Grays Road entrance
Cafes: Within easy walking distance in Mana Village

Grade: Easy

Elevation diagram: Camborne Walkway, showing Easy gradient.

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Links to other Tracks

Track 1, Ara Harakeke, via the beach. Please refer to "Porirua's Great Walking and Cycling Tracks" brochure (1.9MB 2 page pdf) for more information.


Option 1: Start at Camborne boatsheds, walk along Camborne Walkway to Pendennis Point track. Follow this to the top and then cross the road to Penryn Drive walkway. Follow this to the end, cross the road and follow the link track back down onto Camborne Walkway.
Option 2: End your walk by following the beach at the southern end of Camborne Walkway to the Paremata Channel, where there is an underpass. Follow this around to the Mana Marina, and walk the Ara Harakeke track back to Mana train station. At the station there is another underpass back to the Mana shops.

Environment Code

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


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