Park in Mahurangi & Scandrett Regional Parks

Mahurangi Regional Park

Straddling the head of Mahurangi Harbour, Mahurangi Regional Park is a boater's paradise incorporating areas of coastal forest, pā sites and a historic homestead and cemetery. Its sheltered beaches offer prime sandy…
Park in Auckland

Western Springs

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 pukeko (swamp hens), ducks and pushy geese. This coastal lake was…
Park in Auckland

Auckland Domain

Covering about 80 hectares, this green swathe contains the Auckland Museum, sports fields, interesting sculpture, formal gardens, wild corners and the Wintergarden, with its fernery, tropical house, cool house, cute…
Park in Waiwera

Wenderholm Regional Park

Squeezed between the Waiwera and Puhoi Rivers, the exquisite 134-hectare Wenderholm Regional Park has a diverse ecology, abundant bird life, beaches and walks (30 minutes to 2½ hours). The Couldrey family were the o…
Park in Auckland

Albert Park

Hugging the hill on the city’s eastern flank, Albert Park is a charming Victorian formal garden overrun by students from the neighbouring University of Auckland during term time. The park was once part of the Albert…
Park in Auckland

Bastion Point

Politics, harbour views and lush lawns combine on this pretty headland with a chequered history. An elaborate cliff-top garden mausoleum honours Michael Joseph Savage (1872–1940), the country’s first Labour prime mi…
Gardens in Matakana

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

After taking an hour-long artistic ramble through the beautiful grounds and native bush of Brick Bay Wines, recuperate with a wine tasting at the architecturally impressive cafe. Ask about the annual 'Folly' competi…
Park in Mahurangi & Scandrett Regional Parks

Scandrett Regional Park

On the ocean side of the Mahurangi Peninsula, Scandrett Regional Park has a sandy beach, walking tracks, patches of regenerating forest, a historic homestead, pā sites and great views towards Kawau Island. Three bac…
Gardens in Auckland

Parnell Rose Garden

These formal gardens are blooming excellent from November to March. A stroll through Dove-Myer Robinson Park leads to peaceful Judges Bay and tiny St Stephen’s Chapel, built for the signing of the constitution of NZ…
Gardens in Auckland


The Wintergarden, with its fernery, tropical house, cool house, cute cat statue and neighbouring cafe, is in the Auckland Domain.