See & Do

Walking & Cycling Westhaven

Westhaven Marina is a flat, scenic place to explore on foot or by bike.  

The Westhaven Promenade winds its way alongside the water's edge from Westhaven Drive right through to Herne Bay before the Harbour Bridge. There is plenty to see and do along the way whether it be sharing a picnic at St Mary’s Bay, catching the start of Auckland's famous twighlight yacht races, watching the stand-up paddle boarders out on the water or stopping for coffee or a bite to eat at one of the many cafes along the water’s edge.

The Jacobs Ladder pedestrian bridge over the motorway also provides a connection from Westhaven Drive to St Mary’s Bay and Ponsonby. Or, continue along Westhaven drive and explore Wynyard Quarter.

If you are visiting Westhaven by car, please take care to park in the white spaces only, and to observe the stated time limits. Find out more about getting to Westhaven here.

Electric bikes are available to purchase or rent at Westhaven from Flux, which is based in ground floor of the Sails Restaurant building. "E bikes allow you to ride much further in a day and climb bigger mountains than regular bikes and are not just made for older people," says store owner Neil Pollett. "They are guaranteed to lift your riding to a new level and make you smile. You can choose how little or how much assistance you get on the bike. Climb steadily up the biggest of hills rather than grind your way slowly up."