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.
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Alert Parks are open
Our parks and beaches are open. Playgrounds, fitness equipment, basketball courts, skate parks, pump tracks, and tennis courts are open.
Other local clubs may have their tennis courts open. Check their website for details before visiting.
Golf club houses, barbeques, drinking fountains, and other facilities within our parks and open spaces are closed to the public.
Some public toilets remain open for essential workers. A full list of public toilets that are open can be found on Our Auckland and will be updated daily.
Outdoor activities with other people are limited to two household, and a maximum of 10 people. Maintain a 2 metre physical distance from others and wear a face covering.
Your dog is part of your bubble, when exercising your dog please have them on-leash so you can maintain physical distancing in line with government recommendations. Find out where you can walk your dog and the rules before visiting.
Do not visit a park if you are unwell.
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Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Path start adjacent to the main carpark (past the playground).
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - First part of the path is a nice downhill.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Picturesque views of the upper harbour.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Phil Bonham’s “Seat of Life” sculpture.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Path winds through open landscape.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Typical section of the path.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - There is a short hill section.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Looping past the car park take the path on the left.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Shortly after there is another downhill section.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Short section through established trees.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - At the junction take the path hard left.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Path winds around through fields.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Take the path across a short narrower period over a small stream.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - A slight slope back to the car park.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Take care crossing the bridle (horse) paths.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Last part of the path is short.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Last part of the path connects to the car park.
Sanders Reserve Recreation Path - Social outdoor seating.
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Starts at 180-186 Sanders Road, Paremoremo
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Escape the city and enjoy a mountain bike ride through Sanders Reserve.
This route is suitable for confident riders with a bike that can handle some bumpy terrain.
Start your ride by the main car park and follow the orange markers for the Recreation Path. The gravel path winds around the landscape with great views of the upper Waitematā Harbour.
The path crosses the bridle trail at a few points - look out for horses and riders.
Sanders Reserve features mature and regenerating coastal forest and native bird habitat on the water's edge. The park's farming history can be seen in the grassy former pasture areas and exotic trees planted by the Sanders family.
Sanders Reserve includes a more than 22km of mountain and bridle paths, so be sure to follow the path markers or the online map to stay on the right route. As you master this route, you can move onto one of the more challenging routes in Sanders Reserve. There are eight tracks to explore, with varying distances and ability levels.
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