New Zealand Walk: Mangati Walkway
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
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.