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5 ways to stay active this winter

Published: 28 April 2016

Auckland Council’s many community facilities and open spaces offer a range of free and low-cost activities. Most of them are open to everyone – and many are also perfect for seniors. Here are five ideas for things you can do to stay active over winter . . .

1. Go walkabout with a council ranger

Blurred image of several people walking past a sign that says Totara Park Manukau, trees in background.
Try a ranger-guided walk at Totara Park in Manukau.

Ranger-guided walks and talks are a great way to enjoy our natural environment and meet the people who work in our parks. Some walks are more challenging than others, so ask about the difficulty when booking.

Find out more about ranger-guided walks

2. Volunteer at the Auckland Botanic Gardens

Volunteering at the Auckland Botanic Gardens is a great way to meet new people and help out behind the scenes.

Find out how to become a volunteer at the gardens

3. Make a splash at one of our leisure centres

Auckland Council’s 43 leisure centres offer aquatic and group fitness classes with low to moderate intensity. Water-walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics and community walking groups are on offer.

Drop in to your local leisure centre or visit Auckland Leisure to find out more.

4. Learn something new at a library

Visit Auckland Libraries to find out about computer classes, exhibitions, author talks and much more. Check out downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, and eMagazines and eNewspapers. Library staff can help you get online.

5. Try out our Tree Trail

The Tree Trail is a 1.5km amble through the Auckland Botanic Gardens. It is accessible to prams, wheelchairs and scooters, and you can book a free mobility scooter or wheelchair to use. Audio descriptions are available.