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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.

Waharau Bush Path

Walking time 45 mins

Walking steps 2210 steps

Distance 1.7 km

Starts at Waharau Regional Park

Get directions on Google Maps

About the path

This gentle, short walk through regenerating forest in Waharau Regional Park is ideal for inexperienced bushwalkers.

Start at the information building. Follow the green markers through the kānuka dominated forest and tree ferns.

After your bush walk, there's plenty to see and do. Visit the small beach and enjoy views over the Firth of Thames/Tīkapa Moana towards the Coromandel Peninsula. Look out for sea and shore birds, including spotted shags (pārekareka), New Zealand dotterels (tūturiwhatu) and oystercatchers (tōrea).

Bring a picnic or use the wood and gas barbeques provided (bring your own wood).

If you want to keep exploring, join up with one of the rugged tramping tracks towards the Hunua Ranges.

Located on the eastern side of the rugged Hunua Ranges, Waharau Regional Park extends from the range to the coast. The Māori name Waharau means 'the ever-changing stream mouth' and refers to the stream that winds its way down from the eastern Hunua Ranges and flows out into the Firth of Thames.

Facilities

  • Public toilet

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