Walk the Original Shoreline of Tāmaki Makaurau


Time: May 01, 2021 10:30 AM
Location: Victoria Park, Auckland
Event Type: Free Walk
Organized By: Margaret Lewis

About the Walk

Tāmaki Makaurau’s original shoreline has changed dramatically by reclamation in the 19th and 20th centuries and that reshaping of our foreshore continues. The marinas, parks, and commercial wharves which now stretch from Westhaven through to Judges Bay are very different from the foreshore lived on and worked by Mana Whenua and sighted by the first European settlers to Auckland.

This walk takes a slice of the map and retraces Auckland’s original inner-city shoreline. Along the way it stops by Waitematā Local Board’s heritage panels. The panels highlight some of the history of the places we will walk through from our pre-colonial heritage to more recent times.

In this tour we’ll be walking the shoreline segment from Victoria Park to Britomart. We have pocket maps for walkers so that you can continue the walk yourself.

This tour is based on the work ‘Delusions of Canute’ stitched by Margaret Lewis (one of Auckland’s contemporary textile artists). It restores the original shoreline of Tāmaki Makaurau to contemporary Auckland, as though Tangaroa was reclaiming his domain.

Meet at: cnr Halsey and Fanshawe Sts at northern edge of Victoria Park
Duration: 90 min
Access: Wheelchair Accessible