New Zealand Walk: Man­gati Walk­way

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If you have walked or biked the New Ply­mouth Coastal Walk­way from the port to Bell Block and want to go a bit fur­ther there is the Man­gati Walk­way

At the end of the Coastal Walk­way you can turn left and go down on an un­du­lat­ing con­crete path­way through bush for about 500m to the beach at Bell Block with views out to sea. The Man­gati Walk­way runs from Bell Block Beach to De Hav­i­land Drive in

Bell Block.

There were im­prove­ments to the walk­way in 2016 where some of the track was laid in con­crete while mow­ing a grass verge suit­able for run­ners.

Start­ing from the Bell Block Beach and past the Coastal Walk­way end the track is a mix­ture of gravel, con­crete and ash­phalt and run along side the Man­gati Stream through park like sur­rond­ings with con­nect­ing points to sur­round­ing streets.

The track goes un­der Devon Road via an un­der­pass through some farm­land and ends at an in­dus­trial area in De Hav­i­land Drive in Bell Block.

There are nu­mer­ous ac­cess points in­clud­ing De Hav­i­land Drive, Con­nett Road, Sole Ave, An­to­nia Place, Cas­sia Place, Hua Street, Man­gati Re­serve, Gar­de­nia Re­serve, Parklands Av­enue, Lan­tana Av­enue, Vero­nia Place and Camel­lia Av­enue.

The walk­way one way is 3.78km long and al­low an hour with stops.

Above: The end of the walk­way at Bell Block Beach. Mid­dle and below left: The track sur­face is var­ied, in places made up of con­crete, gravel and ash­phalt.

Above right: This is where the Man­gati joins the Coastal Walk­way. Mid­dle: The start of the walk­way at De Hav­i­land Drive, Bell Block. Below right: The un­der­pass un­der Devon Road.

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