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Handpicked by a Auckland Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Auckland Parks To Visit'.

Shakespear Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Located 50 kilometres from downtown Auckland, Shakespear Regional Park is situated on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. The park includes the pretty sandy beach of Army Bay, where you'll often see kayakers, paddle boarders and those just enjoying a spot of lunch on the grassy bank overlooking the beach. Across from the beach brings you to the country's most accessible, and most visited, open sanctuar... More info

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park hug the Auckland region's west coast, and offer a wealth of things to do outdoors. Sandy beaches, foaming waterfalls, a plethora of walking tracks plus camping facilities in the forest - it's a nature lover's paradise. Hike through the lush woodland to find the Kitekite Falls, Fairy Falls and Karekare Falls. Go birdspotting for tui, kaka and kereru, or get luc... More info

Hunua Ranges Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Hunua Ranges Regional Park comprises of 14,000 hectares of native forest, making it Auckland's largest forested terrain. The park features the Hunua Falls, a popular natural attraction and much photographed waterfall, which is located at the end of Falls Road, a turn off just before Hunua Village. The Hunua Ranges is also home to an enormous variety of plants, animals and birds including one... More info

Duder Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Duder Regional Park is a 148 hectare park situated on the Whakakaiwhara Peninsula that overlooks the Tamaki Strait. This is a regional park that's big on stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf. Throughout the park there are strategically placed picnic tables that offer the best views while you enjoy a bite to eat. The entrance to the park itself is close to the village Clevedon which is a good plac... More info

One Tree Hill Domain

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Large reserve in Epsom, Auckland, with 183m volcano and historically important Maori connections, once the largest 'pa' in the city. Fantastic views from the top. One Tree Hill Domain, also called Maungakiekie, lies in the middle of the Tamaki isthmus and, excluding the mighty Rangitoto, is the largest intact crater in Auckland. From the top, you can see both of Auckland's harbours, and its ... More info

Muriwai Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Muriwai Regional Park is located 45 minutes west of Auckland city. It's an area of outstanding beauty, with a rugged coastline, and 50 kilometres of black sandy beach. Muriwai Beach is a popular spot for surfers with boards, wet suit and blokart hire available and the Muriwai surf Club. The park is also home to the Muriwai Gannet Colony. Two platforms, a short walk from Maukatia Car Park off... More info

Wenderholm Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Situated just past Orewa on Auckland's North Shore, Wenderholm is one of the most beautiful regional parks in the area. Located between Puhoi and Waiwera Rivers, the park's headland enjoys picturesque views at every turn. A quiet sandy beach has commanding views of the Hauraki Gulf while the pohutukawa trees overlooking the beach provides welcome shade during the hotter months. The historic Cou... More info

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Spanning over 64 hectares, Auckland Botanic Gardens is a beautiful and tranquil setting that's home to well over 10,000 plants from across the world. Auckland Botanic Gardens provide visitors with a chance to admire the rock garden, award winning roses, the spring blossom valley, and the New Zealand native plant collection, including threatened native plants. The Botanic gardens offer help t... More info

Albert Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Albert Park is centrally located in Auckland's Central Business District. Midday attracts the workers and students from the nearby university to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and to enjoy a relaxing lunch in this tranquil and beuatifully landscaped park. The history and design of the park has made it an important place for both Aucklanders and tourists to seek out. In the centre o... More info

Ambury Regional Park

Best Auckland Parks To Visit

Ambury Regional Park is situated 15 kilometres south of Auckland city on the shore of Manukau Harbour. The park is actually a working farm, making it a great park for families. Children will enjoy seeing sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, goats, and peacocks. Lanes between the animal enclosures allow visitors to get up close to the animals. A number of picnic tables and BBQ facilities are available i... More info

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