Te Whau Pathway

Landscape Architecture

Te Whau Pathway is a pedestrian and cycle path following the Whau River linking Auckland’s east and west coasts from Te Atatu to Green Bay over a 12km network of boardwalks through mangroves and pathways through public parks and reserves.

The 12km greenway travels between the Manukau and the Waitematā Harbours. It offers better access to the Whau River and provides new commuter and recreational cycling and walking opportunities for West Aucklanders.

The project seeks to connect communities with facilities and stimulate the ecological restoration of the river banks.

Delivered by Jasmax and Monk Mackenzie with Stantec, in consortium, Te Whau Pathway project is a collaborative partnership between Auckland Council, the Whau and Henderson-Massey Local Boards, Auckland Transport, Te Kawerau a Maki, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust.

Construction began in 2015.

Te Whau pathway was shortlisted in the 2019 World Landscape Architecture Awards - Conceptual.

Te Whau pathway was shortlisted in the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards – the Infrastructure – Future Project category.

Read an interview in Landscape Architectural Aotearoa about the pathway design here.

Images by Monk Mackenzie.


  • 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards – Shortlisted, Infrastructure – Future Project category
Nick Scarles Senior Landscape Architect - Associate Auckland
Mike Thomas Principal Auckland, Christchurch
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Monica Wong Graduate Landscape Architect Auckland
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