Pioneer Highway Shared Path to Longburn

Starting from Botanical Road, this 5km long sealed path will take you all the way to Longburn.

Flat grassed area and off-road shared pathway running adjacent to the state highway, bordered by homes on the left and the road on the right..

This off-road path follows the route of the original North Island main trunk railway when it passed right through the centre of the city. The railway was moved to its northern location in the 1950s and the last passenger train travelled this route in 1964.

The original railway corridor now serves commuter and recreational users, with some seeing potential to one day extend the path to the coast.

Distance: 5km

Contour: Flat

Surface: Asphalt

Access points: Longburn, Botanical Road and all points in between

Conveniences: Toilets at Longburn, skatepark, seating, picnic tables

Special attractions: Historical sites

Connects to: Mangaone Stream shared pathway

Map shows the pathway from Pioneer Highway to Longburn.