All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.
Motorbikes are not allowed at Ambury regional park.
Ambury farm park lies among the southern suburbs fronting the Manukau Harbour. Take in the various farm animals as you wander around the open pasture. Ambury is a significant habitat for shorebirds and the coast has excellent examples of basalt lava flows.
Thinking of holding a children's birthday party at Ambury Regional Park? Ambury Farm as its affectionately known is one of Auckland’s most loved parks, where you can experience and interact with some of our animals.
Maybe have a themed farm party! There are four options available for your children's birthday party, click here for detailed information.
Catch the bus to Ambury
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Take the airport motorway and follow the signs from Mangere Bridge and Coronation Road off ramps to the park.
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There are four BBQs - two electric and two wood-burning (bring your own wood). One electric BBQ is a bookable site with a large grass area for activities. Large groups require a permit.
There is one designated car park in the main car park.
There is one male and one female wheelchair accessible toilet in the main toilet block.
There is access around the farm animal enclosures on gravel and grassy laneways. These may be inaccessible in wet conditions.
There are 20 in the main carpark and overflow, and 40 in the riding for disabled carpark.
Drinking fountain by barn.
Take your little one for a stroll at Ambury. The most accessible track is the Farm Walk but the Foreshore and Lost Garden's walks are possible too.
You need to book the Ambury Felt Room for your birthday party.
For detailed information about our Ambury birthday packages click here.
Ambury Park offers a wide range of education programmes and discovery walks:
The farm animals at Ambury are family favourites. You will see sheep, goats, cows, pigs, pet lambs (in season), chickens, turkey, rabbits and our elusive peacock. Grassy lanes between the animal enclosures help you get up close to the animals safely. Alternatively, feel free to go into the paddocks to mingle with the animals (except during lambing which is mid-July and early August).
Between mid July and early December, dairy cows are milked once a day usually around 10:00am. This milk is used to feed the calves and pigs between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Once the calves are old enough they are fed at the same time as cow milking.
Bring your gumboots and warm clothing during winter.
The Ambury lambs are due in mid–July and can be seen in the paddocks. Please do not enter any paddocks where there are lambs, and definitely do not chase them. Their mothers can get quite protective. Around three weeks after the lambs are born (sometime over July and August) lamb feeding of the orphan lambs take place twice a day at 8.00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and 3 times a day at 8.00am, 12noon and 4.00pm on weekends. This continues for around 6 weeks until the lambs are able to feed for themselves. Due to high visitor numbers over this period, not all children will be able to hand feed them, and we ask that where possible the children do the feeding. Our park rangers and Ambury volunteers are on site to offer advice during these sessions.
The Ambury milking runs from around mid July through to early December, during this time there will be daily milking usually around 10:00am.
Note: School groups use the milking shed Monday to Fridays around 10:30am as part of the parks education programme, and have preference of use.
Calves are born around July-August and feeding times are 7:45am and 4:35pm for the first month until they are able to feed themselves.
Ambury Mountain Bike Route
Take a walk at Ambury and check out the farm animals and the foreshore. Click on links below for track information:
Nearby Māngere Mountain was once the site of a large fortified Māori pā and the area now known as Ambury Regional Park was used by Māori for gardening. Māngere Mountain erupted approximately 18,000 years ago and the park sits atop a lava field made fertile by ash from the volcano. The area also provided easy access to seafood (kaimoana) and canoe launching sites for the various iwi (including Wai-o-Hua and Ngāti Whātua) who lived in and around the pā
The park and the Otuataua Stonefields to the south are the only places in Auckland where Māori stone structures remain on public land. Stone mounds at Ambury mark pre-European gardening sites.
The dry stone walls bordering the park entrance date from the mid 1800s when farmers from Cornwall and Scotland built them.
You can also see the remains of a windmill and wells that were part of the Ambury Milk Company.
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