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COVID-19 Alert Level 1 – Akl Paths information

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Albert Park Path

Walking time 30 mins

Walking steps 1430 steps

Distance 1.1 km

Starts at Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

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About the path

Explore iconic Albert Park, one of our most important parks located in the heart of the city.

Start on Kitchener Street outside the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. With multiple exhibition spaces spreading across four floors of its award-winning building, the gallery is the country's largest visual arts experience. Entry is free for New Zealand residents (with proof of residency).

From here, walk through the plaza and up the steps to access Albert Park. The paths are uphill and require some climbing. To avoid steps and the steeper uphill sections, you can choose to start the path from Princes Street (opposite the historic University of Auckland grounds).

The path loops around the landscaped grounds of Albert Park.

You'll pass a range of statues and memorials, including the Boyd statue near Albert Park House. Erected in 1900, the Boyd statue represents love breaking the sword of hate.

Admire the Victorian fountain in the centre of the park – this is an iconic Auckland photo location.

Join the university students relaxing in the sunshine in the park. There's plenty of seating, and the large trees are perfect for escaping the summer heat.

Exit Albert Park down the walkway leading to the intersection of Kitchener Street and Victoria Street. Make sure you check out the impressive rock, stainless steel and aluminium 'Gateway' sculpture (Chris Booth, 1990) that marks the entrance to Albert Park.

Public toilets are available at the Princes Street end of the park.


  • Drinking fountain
  • Public artwork
  • Public toilet

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