This video shows two options for Stage 4 of the Eastern Path. Stage 4 starts at the Orakei Train Station end of the Orakei Basin, and comes out onto Tamaki Drive. The two options are:
- Option A which follows the train line through to the southern side of Tamaki Drive
- Option B which hugs the Ngapipi Rd shoreline and goes through the Ngapipi/Tamaki Drive intersection.
It seems that our local MP Simon O’Connor and the Outboard Boating Club prefer Option B.
However Option A is more direct towards the city (700m less to travel), does not replicate the Ngapipi Rd route, and does not traverse a major intersection on the corner of Ngapipi Rd and Tamaki Drive.
We have undertaken an unscientific survey via a post on Facebook and respondents unanimously voted for Option A.
Which do you prefer? Email us at or interact with our Facebook post.
More about the Tamaki Drive / Ngapipi Rd intersection
Lights have been selected to improve this intersection after a consultation period last year. More information:
- Plans and images for the intersection at the Auckland Transport website: https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/tamaki-dr-and-ngapipi-rd-intersection/
- Auckland Council’s granted resource consent document, including notes from the hearing on December 14, 2016.
Watch the video
The two options for Stage 4 of the path are shown from 3mins 50 seconds.