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Walkways 23 May 2022

A beginner's guide to hiking in Auckland

Day hikes are a great way to boost your fitness and satisfy a sense of adventure while discovering new places in the Auckland region. From mountain views to sweeping beaches, some highlights can only be reached on foot.

Playgrounds 12 May 2022

Playgrounds for the brain

Everyone remembers the joy of visiting a playground as a child – working your way through the seesaw, swings, slide, climbing frame or merry-go-round, spending time on the piece of equipment you loved the most.

Walkways 10 May 2022

Six walks in and around Auckland's historic sites

A comprehensive guide to six of Auckland’s best historical walks including Stokes Point Path, North Head Path, the original shoreline walk, Rangitoto Ships’ Graveyard, Three Kings Heritage Trail and Ōtuataua Stonefields Walk.

Environment 10 May 2022

Matakawau park planned when pines go

When a pine plantation at Matakawau is harvested, Franklin Local Board wants park plans ready to go.

Parks / Outdoors 10 May 2022

Route change reaps rewards

A change in route for the proposed walkway in Glen Eden from Verdale Circle to Glendale Road has resulted in a cheaper, less complicated construction of the route.

Beaches 22 Apr 2022

Wilderness returns to Waitākere Ranges in time for Anzac weekend

On Friday 22 April the Gibbons, Muir and Pararaha Valley tracks in the Waitākere Ranges will be officially re-opened.

Parks / Outdoors 21 Apr 2022

Six of the best walks for bird-spotting in Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland’s regional parks are havens for wildlife. If you know where to look, you can spot some of Aotearoa’s rarest and most beautiful birds.

Beaches 6 Apr 2022

Auckland’s best beach-hopping day walks

Summer might be slowly drawing to a close, but there’s still time to explore Auckland’s sandy bays and sparkling water before the weather cools down.

14-24 year olds 5 Apr 2022

Waiuku pool repairs funded

Funding has been allocated to repair issues that impacted Waiuku when the Whiteside Pool suffered leaks.

Cycling 29 Mar 2022

The best new Auckland cycleways to discover

Cycling is one of the best ways to see Auckland up close, and these three new cycleways give riders the perfect opportunity to explore.

Cycling 29 Mar 2022

Why Auckland is best discovered by bike

From the Northwestern Cycleway to the Wattle Downs Path, Auckland’s stunning harbour views and elegant promenades are best experienced on two wheels.

Parks / Outdoors 28 Mar 2022

Three great holiday baches less than an hour south of Auckland

These baches are lovingly managed by Auckland Council, providing the perfect combination of country and coast, all barely an hour from Auckland.

Walkways 24 Mar 2022

The best Auckland walks to get your blood pumping

Stretch your legs and challenge your fitness on one of Auckland’s many rewarding walks. From hill summits to clifftop walkways, these trails are sure to raise your heart rate through both effort and excitement.

Parks / Outdoors 21 Mar 2022

Waitākere parks international award winners

Two parks in the Waitākere Ranges have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag award, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Parks / Outdoors 18 Mar 2022

Thumbs up for the Observation Green design

Developing a new park at Observation Green, Hobsonville Point took a step forward with Upper Harbour Local Board approving the final design late last year.

Community 3 Mar 2022

Explore Auckland parks with Goosechase

This Parks Week download the GooseChase app and find adventures galore for the whole family at more than 65 of Auckland’s parks.