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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland

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Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

Ngā taiao taketake o te rohe o Tāmaki Makaurau

Natural environments of the Auckland region

​The Auckland region features different natural environments:

  • volcanic cones and craters
  • dunes
  • forests
  • streams and estuaries
  • rivers
  • ponds
  • lakes
  • wetlands
  • harbours
  • offshore islands.

These environments support different plants and animals.

Some of these plants and animals are not found anywhere else in the world.

For more information on the different environments in Auckland, see the Indigenous terrestrial and wetland ecosystems of Auckland guide.

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