Find a regional park

Find a regional park

Search for more information about all of the regional parks in Auckland. You can also discover parks outside your neighbourhood that you can explore.

Activities

Activities

There are many activities that you can do and enjoy at our regional parks including abseiling, mountain biking, camping, horse riding and many more.

Bookable facilities

Bookable facilities

From beautiful seaside campsites to historic lodges and great kiwi baches, there are plenty of places to stay. Make the most of your parks experience by staying the night.

Tracks

Tracks

Throughout Auckland there are numerous walking and mountain bike tracks ready for you to get out and enjoy.

Te Ara Moana 'the sea-going pathway'

Te Ara Moana 'the sea-going pathway'

Te Ara Moana means ‘the sea-going pathway’. It is a self-guided five day sea kayak tour along approximately 51km of Auckland’s picturesque south eastern coastline.

Camping pass and booking information

Camping pass and booking information

An Auckland Council Regional Parks camping pass is valid for one year from 1 September to 31 August. There are two types of passes available.

Orienteering

Orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and body. Orienteering courses are available in the following four locations across the regional parks network.

Hillary trail

Hillary trail

The Hillary Trail is a spectacular multi-day tramping trip through native forest and along the wild coast of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. Beginning and ending not far from metropolitan Auckland.

Horse riding trails

Horse riding trails

Enjoy the open space of our regional parks from horseback on one of our designated horse trails.

Commercial activities on regional parkland

Commercial activities on regional parkland

Find out how to get permission to carry out commercial activities on regional parkland. You need to ask for approval to carry out any activity on a park or reserve where you generate private benefit or financial reward.

Regional Parks Management Plan (RPMP) 2010

Regional Parks Management Plan (RPMP) 2010

See how we will manage regional parks over the next 10 years. The plan was developed in consultation with members of the public and partner organisations.

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens is home to over 10,000 plants from around the world. With something always in bloom, it is a great place to bring the family. Come, relax, be inspired and let our plant collections surprise you.