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Parks / Outdoors

Summer 24 Jan 2023

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning tracks, bush, maunga and walkways. 

Environment 16 Jan 2023

Troops needed for war on moth plant

Moth plant is a pest that is taking hold across the city.

Walkways 12 Jan 2023

Discover these hidden gems at Auckland regional parks

Auckland’s regional parks are a treasure trove of unique experiences. Enjoy the best of the region with these hidden gems, all within easy driving distance of the central city.

Akl Paths 12 Jan 2023

Explore and play in south Auckland this summer

Exploring Auckland’s paths is a great opportunity to combine exercise with helping the kids burn off some energy and having some fun.

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Picnic spots with a difference

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to dine al fresco at sunset or enjoy an active day out, the wider Auckland region has a diverse array of picnic spots.

Akl Paths 12 Jan 2023

10 parks to explore in Auckland's city centre

Did you know that there are ten parks or green spaces within one km of the Auckland Town Hall?

Summer 12 Jan 2023

Best kayaking spots for beginners

Nothing beats the serenity of being out on calm water on a sunny day, so grab some gear and enjoy a paddle at these safe, fun places to go kayaking around Tāmaki Makaurau.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Jan 2023

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.

Parks / Outdoors 16 Dec 2022

Tūpuna Maunga Authority opens game-changing family recreation space

The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is pleased to signal the opening of its new whānau ātea (family recreation space) at the foot of Te Pane o Mataoho / Te Ara Pueru / Māngere Mountain — the most comprehensive collection of Māori recreational elements in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Community 16 Dec 2022

Māngere Centre Park playground opens

Māngere Centre Park’s playground has just been revitalised with a rainbow of upgrades.

Summer 13 Dec 2022

Looking for some Waitākere alternatives? 

With more than 4000 parks across the region, there are heaps of alternatives to the Waitākere Ranges out there.

Akl Paths 5 Dec 2022

Explore and play in central Auckland

Exploring Auckland’s paths are a great opportunity to combine exercise with helping the kids burn off some energy and having some fun.

Playgrounds 1 Dec 2022

Accessible adventures in Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau is packed with amazing parks and playgrounds, pools, pathways, and cultural attractions. Accessibility should be no barrier to enjoying these, so if you’re looking for ideas for a big weekend in Auckland, check out our suggestions.

Summer 1 Dec 2022

Five Auckland camping spots you may not have heard of

So, you’ve earned your beginner’s camping badges. Now it’s time to head off the beaten track and try some of Auckland’s most idyllic and secluded camping spots.

Parks / Outdoors 28 Nov 2022

Ambury Regional Park outstanding in its field

Ambury Regional Park has been recognised at the 2022 New Zealand Recreation Awards, winning the award for outstanding park in Aotearoa.

Parks / Outdoors 23 Nov 2022

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland summer escape

Conveniently close to the city, yet so far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Martins Bay Holiday Park is ideal for a glorious weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.