Start at Danby Field car park, or Brown St, near Pak n Save.
From Brown St car park, cross bridge, follow path behind Pak n Save. Cross footbridge, walk beside Danby Field and mangroves to the Richmond sign. Path leads over a footbridge to Shortland Wharf sign. Pass Thames Fisheries on the wharf, exit onto Queen St, opposite Grey St, turn left, head towards shopping mall, passing Thames Railway Station originally built in 1898 on the site of the Grahamstown Station (now Ngati Maru Runanga office).
Return to Danby Field parking area, or pass the playground, noting the site of the 1872 gasworks opposite, turn left at roundabout into Mary St, right into Brown St, and back to alternative car park.