Auckland Domain

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Auckland Domain information

Lonely Planet review

Covering about 80 hectares, this green swathe contains sports fields, interesting sculpture, formal gardens, wild corners and the Wintergarden , with its fernery, tropical house, cool house, cute cat statue and neighbouring cafe. The mound in the centre of the park is all that remains of Pukekaroa, one of Auckland’s volcanoes. At its humble peak, a totara surrounded by a palisade honours the first Maori king.