Western Springs

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Western Springs information

Auckland , New Zealand
Great North Rd
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Parents bring their children to this picturesque park for the popular playground. It’s a pleasant picnic spot and a good place to get acquainted with playful pukeko (swamp hens), easygoing ducks and pushy, bread-fattened geese. Formed by a confluence of lava flows, more than 4 million litres of spring water bubble up into the central lake daily. From the city, catch any bus heading west via Great North Rd (adult/child $4.50/2.50). By car, take the Western Springs exit from the North Western Motorway.

Until 1902 this was Auckland’s main water supply.