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