Start at Patukirikiri Reserve on Wharf Rd. Browse the working boatyard back toward town along Whangarahi River, one of the original landing sites for iwi and European settlers. Look for the TCDC heritage sign for history of what was once known as 'The Landing' or in Maori, Tauranga, and history of the Patukirikiri tribe, before returning back towards the carpark and continuing along the raised walkway on the edge of the mangroves towards Jack's Pt. From Jack's Pt head north toward Coromandel Wharf and experience the fresh air and views of the commercial fishing boats. Return to the road and head north (currently no footpath) to McGregor Bay, a fine beach and Coromandel Wetlands opposite. Choose to return from here (approx one hour walk) or link up with the Wyuna Bay and Long Bay Walks.