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Parks / Outdoors 14 Feb 2024

Come to the dark side - summer walks in the shade

When the heat is on and it’s sweltering outside but you want to go for a walk or a run, there’s nothing like the refreshing coolness of a tree-lined path.

Cleaning up our environment 14 Feb 2024

Mangrove survey launched

Few plants spark as much debate as mangroves. A survey is underway to find out more.

Council news 9 Feb 2024

Removing under-used rubbish bins saves Aucklanders millions

Aucklanders may have noticed the removal of some public rubbish bins from parks and public places. So, what’s this all about?

Walkways 7 Feb 2024

Three shared paths that can be enjoyed by everyone

Here are three shared paths which make for good days out.

Akl Paths 1 Feb 2024

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?

Parks / Outdoors 31 Jan 2024

Seven pocket parks to discover in Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau is dotted with grassy, leafy spaces where people can connect with nature.

Parks / Outdoors 24 Jan 2024

Cascade Kauri in Waitākere Ranges re-opens after six year restoration effort

After a six-year closure, Auckland Council is pleased to announce Cascade Kauri has reopened to the public.

Parks / Outdoors 22 Jan 2024

Martins Bay - the perfect Auckland 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.

Parks / Outdoors 19 Jan 2024

Explore Auckland's natural wonders

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

Parks / Outdoors 18 Jan 2024

Fall in love with Tāwharanui Regional Park

When it comes to Tāmaki Makaurau’s most loved regional parks, there’s a good reason why Tāwharanui is a favourite among many Aucklanders – once you set foot on its white-sand shores, you’ll be forever smitten.

Summer 16 Jan 2024

Explore west Auckland’s natural beauty

Spend the weekend out west and discover the hidden wonders of Auckland's largest regional park, Waitākere Ranges.

Parks / Outdoors 12 Jan 2024

Band rotunda restored as new

Pukekawa / Auckland Domain’s band rotunda is now facing the future with a notable nod to the past.

Summer 12 Jan 2024

Seven stellar summer stargazing spots in Tāmaki Makaurau

Get away from the bright lights of the city this summer and soak up the splendour of the Milky Way at these seven stargazing spots around the Auckland region.

Summer 11 Jan 2024

Summer camping sorted – sweet-as spots to pitch your tent

Why is Auckland such a wonderful place? Well, if you ask a die-hard camping fan, it’s the 30-plus Auckland Council campsites where you can pitch your tent.

Summer 11 Jan 2024

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 1 Jan 2024

10 cool things to do in our regional parks

There are always more new and surprising things to do in Auckland’s regional parks. If you’re looking for something different to do, try one of these cool experiences.