Auckland West Gardens and Parks

Gardens and Parks in Auckland are magnets for the chilled out people who live here. Join the locals, sunbathing on weekends, or use the open spaces to jog off the extra calories you'll accumulate while you're here.  

Auckland Parks and Gardens are everywhere. Even when it feels like you're in the heart of a busy, bustling city, you can turn a corner and walk into a green oasis of peace and quiet. The various parks (known as Domains) are spread evenly throughout the city. In the CBD, just off the waterfront, are Albert Park and Victoria Park. Auckland Domain is a large area of parkland a little further south, and home to the War Memorial Museum. Mount Eden Domain and Cornwall Park are two of the most popular leisure destinations at weekends. Auckland Botanic Gardens are beautiful and instantly relaxing. To the west, Western Springs (and the Zoo) are very popular with walkers and animal lovers. North Shore has dozens of parks and green spaces, especially around the University's North Shore campus. Many parks will allow barbecues in nice weather, but do check beforehand. Summer activities in Auckland's Parks and Gardens can include outdoor movies, kids activities, festivals, fairs and sporting events.

Muriwai Regional Park

Muriwai Regional Park Auckland-West, Auckland

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This popular regional park extends from Maori Bay (Maukatia), in the south, up Muriwai beach for 8km.

Ambury Regional Park

Ambury Regional Park Auckland-West, Auckland

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Ambury Regional Park is a working farm and popular family park, situated 15 kilometres south of Auckland city on the shore of Manukau Harbour.

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Auckland-West, Auckland

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Regional parkland within easy reach of Auckland CBD. Lush forests, abundant wildlife, walking tracks galore and stunning scenery. Very popular Auckland attraction.

Karekare Beach

Karekare Beach Auckland-West, Auckland

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Karekare Beach gained wider attention with its starring role in the 1993 film The Piano. The secluded black sandy beach is situated on the west coast of Auckland, 35 kilometres from downtown Auckland.

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Muriwai Gannet Colony Auckland-West, Auckland

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Muriwai Gannet Colony is situated in Muriwai Regional Park, a 40 minute drive west of downtown Auckland.

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