Te Puna Quarry Park is being developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park. This old scar on the hillside has already become a place of special beauty. From the upper levels there is a spectacular panoramic view out over the Bay. MORE
Western Springs is a wildlife sanctuary surrounding a natural spring-fed lake, one of Auckland’s early water supplies. The park is surrounded by a cluster of major nearby attractions including the Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), the Chamberlain Park Golf Course and the Western Springs stadium. MORE
One of south Auckland’s premier parks, Totara Park – stretching over 216 hectares, has something for everyone.
Enjoy a tranquil, country atmosphere just minutes from the Manukau CBD. Relax and unwind amongst the superb flora and fauna or stroll through rolling farmland, taking in views from Glenbrook and Manukau Heads to Rangitoto. MORE
You can experience the pleasures of both rural countryside and views of Manukau Harbour on easy walkways. At 199ha of rural landscape, Puhinui Reserve occupies the southern portion of the Puhinui Peninsula. It has considerable historic, conservation and cultural amenity value. The reserve forms part of the extensive Matukuturua volcanic field and is linked with pre-European settlements centred around Wiri Mountain and Matukutura (McLaughlins Mountain). MORE
Point View Reserve is a 29.1-hectare natural heritage reserve with panoramic views. MORE
This is one of the city’s last volcanic areas where you can see the large-scale stonework and earthwork remains that show how people once lived and worked. The 100-hectare area was established to protect and preserve the archaeological remains of the communities that thrived on this land for hundreds of years. MORE