54 - Paddy's Knob
This is a good short walk with rewarding views of Tasman Bay.
Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Area: Tahunanui Hills
Start Location: Start at the Tahunanui Beach carpark on Rocks Road.
Cross over Rocks Road and walk up Bisley Avenue. Turn right into Champion Terrace - near the end turn left up the pedestrian track to Paddy's Knob. It has lookout decks with interpretive panels of the landmark features of the area, and panoramic views from the hills in the south out to Separation Point in Tasman Bay.
This is quite a steep track that is surrounded by new native plantings, and has a great view of Tahunanui Beach part way up.
Leave Paddy's Knob and turn right into Stansell Avenue (which becomes Tosswill Road) and continue along to Tamaki Street. Turn right into Tamaki Street and take the steps down to Tahunanui Drive.
If you prefer something a little less steep follow Tosswill Road round to the bottom. Turn right into Tahunanui Drive and walk back along to the Lions Playground and the carpark. Check out the interpretive panel showing regional highlights, and the Abel Tasman Sculpture which was sculpted by Anthony Stones in the UK and erected in 2000.