Click to go to the Porirua Pathfinder page.Whitby Walkway: Top 12 Tracks No. 7

For over 30 years, this popular wide sealed pathway has been a favourite for Whitby residents. The walkway travels through parkland settings, areas of native bush and exotic deciduous trees, alongside a stream, past a playground, and around the rear of properties and Discovery School.

Stretching from Postgate Park to Samuel Marsden Collegiate School near the former Duck Creek Golf Course, it's an easy walk with underpasses for crossing all major roads, making it safe for all users. This is a great one for wheelchairs/mobility scooters, prams, bikes and buggies and children on trikes, as well as for walkers and joggers. Take a picnic and enjoy the children's playground at the Discovery Drive end, or head up to the Whitby Lake and Shopping Centre and feed the ducks. There are many alternative paths leading onto or off the walkway, so you can vary your route as you wish.

The 1.6 kilometre walk should take about half an hour, one way. There are no public toilets along the pathway but toilets are available during opening hours at the Public Library, near the Whitby shops or at the shops.

Whitby Walkway spring blossom and daffodils.
Whitby Walkway spring blossom and daffodils.

View looking down Whitby Walkway near the Discovery School.
View looking down Whitby Walkway near the Discovery School.

How to get there

Start at either Discovery Drive (near Samuel Marsden Whitby) or at Postgate Park. Visit Metlink's website for train and bus timetables.

Click to view the Whitby Walkway line drawing map (pdf). Map


A shared-use path – Walkers; Prams; Bikes; Wheelchairs.
Dogs: Permitted on lead.


Children's Playground
Toilets: During opening hours at the Library, near the Whitby shops.
Cafes: At the Whitby Shopping Centre.

Grade: Easy (Slopes up to 6%)

Elevation: Whitby Walkway.

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Links to other Tracks

Track 10, Bothamley Pathway; Track 27, Carval Lane Walkway; Track 28, Spinnaker Walkway; Track 30, The Village Walkway; Track 31, Whitby Lakeside Paths; and Track 32, The Skyline Route - see our Other Porirua Walkways page for more information. Also refer to "Porirua's Walking and Cycling Tracks" brochure (1.9MB 2 page pdf) .


It is possible to walk/ride from Whitby to the Porirua Central Business District area. Walk to the Postgate Park end of the Whitby Walkway. Exit onto Omapere Street and then turn into Staithes Drive South. From there walk down Parkinson Close. At the end of the cul de sac there is a path connecting to Ascot Park. Follow the signs to Bothamley Pathway. Cross over Whitford Brown and follow Bothamley Pathway from Bothamley Park to the exit onto Champion Street.

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.