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COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Parks and facilities information

Under Alert Level 2, all public toilets, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf clubs, skate parks, pump tracks, BBQs and other facilities within our parks and open spaces will reopen to the public. 

Aucklanders planning to use these facilities should wash or sanitise their hands before and after use, and keep two metres away from other users. Do not use these facilities or equipment if you are feeling unwell. Where safe physical distancing may not be possible, the use of a face mask is recommended.

Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to manually record your visit to our parks, beaches, toilets and open spaces. Follow the latest government advice on covid19.govt.nz.

Māngere Lagoon Path

Walking time 30 mins

Walking steps 2990 steps

Cycling time 10 mins

Distance 2.3 km

Starts at 15 Creamery Road, Mangere, Auckland

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

Explore the Māngere Lagoon explosion crater and scenic Mānukau Harbour on foot or bike.

Once part of the Māngere wastewater treatment plant, Māngere Lagoon was restored as part of the largest coastal rehabilitation project in New Zealand history.

The flat, wide path is popular with cyclists (be prepared for gravel tracks) and is also suitable for pushchairs. The path is mostly dry, even in winter.

Start at the Creamery Road carpark, and follow the loop path. As you walk or cycle, you'll be rewarded with great views of the lagoon, rugged shoreline and native birdlife. You can also see across to Māngere Mountain and Puketutu Island.

When you reach the Mānukau Harbour shoreline, stay on the path to the left to remain on the Māngere Lagoon loop (shown in image). Look out for native birdlife - nearby bird roosts attract species from the Arctic Circle, Asia and the South Island, as well as local wading birds.

If you have more time, continue onto the spectacular 7km long Watercare Coastal Walkway, which runs along the shoreline from Ambury Regional Park to the Ōtuataua Stonefields. The gravel tracks and boardwalks of the Watercare Coastal Walkway are relatively flat, making it suitable for cyclists and walkers of all ages and level of fitness.

Dogs are not permitted, however nearby Greenwood Road Park is ideal for dog exercising.

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