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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

Centennial Park Nature Path

Walking time 30 mins

Walking steps 1300 steps

Distance 1000 m

Starts at 18 Sandford Street, Campbells Bay

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

This scenic nature bushwalk through Centennial Park is a hidden gem in East Coast Bays.

Start at the end of Sandford Street and follow the walkway into Centennial Park. A bright sign created by local school students welcomes you to the start of the nature trail.

Download the QR code at the start of the trail if you have a smartphone with you. There are information stations along the loop walkway to help you identify native bush and features.

Enjoy spotting native bird life, ponga (silver fern) groves and beautiful yellow kōwhai flowers.

The path is well signposted and features an elevated boardwalk and well-maintained gravel sections. There are some gentle climbs and a few steps.

Follow the short signposted detour to view a World War II “pill box”.

Work to restore Centennial Park’s native forest is carried out by the Centennial Park Bush Society. Volunteers remove invasive weeds, grow native plants, trap animal pests and maintain tracks.

Dogs must be on a leash.

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