7 things to do in Ōrākei

Last Updated : 20 Oct 2016

Beautiful beaches, a bustling waterfront and rich local heritage are a few of the features that make the Ōrākei Local Board area a popular destination.

Here are seven things to do while you're there.

1. Spot pūkeko (or ducks) at Waiatarua Reserve – New Zealand’s largest urban wetland.

Waiatarua Reserve

2. Go for a wander in the Ōrākei Basin.

Orakei basin 2

3. Visit Takaparawhau / Bastion Point, a historically significant site and the home of local iwi Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei.

Bastion Point

4. Check out the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, a tribute to the first Labour prime minister and the man credited as founding the New Zealand welfare state.

MJS memorial

5. Go for a stroll on Kohimarama Beach: Sun, sand, surf … well, kind of. You can also visit Okahu Bay, St Heliers Bay, Mission Bay, Karaka Bay and Ladies Bay. 

Kohimarama Beach.

6. Take a totally iconic photo of Rangitoto Island.

Rangitoto Island

7. Take the kids for a paddle in the Mission Bay Fountain on Tāmaki Drive.

Mission Bay fountain


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