Te Henga 250

Te Henga Walkway

Located in the Waitakere Ranges, Te Henga Walkway offers stunning views of Auckland’s rugged west coast. The spectacular clifftop section of the walkway is flanked by a farm valley to the north and coastal bush and black sand beaches to the south.

Te Henga Walkway forms part of the Hillary Trail which connects a network of walking tracks and basic campgrounds in the Waitakere Ranges.

Some sections of Te Henga walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.


The southern entrance to Te Henga Walkway is signposted from Bethells Rd in Bethells Beach. The northern entrance is from Constable Rd, off Oaia Rd, 10km down the Muriwai Beach turnoff from Waimauku on SH 16.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 3-4 hours one way
Length: 8km one way
Created: 24 July 1998
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Te Henga Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.