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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.

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Duder Duck Bay Path

Walking time 60 mins

Walking steps 2000 steps

Distance 2.6 km

Starts at 200-181 Maraetai Coast Road, Clevedon

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About the path

Duder Regional Park in south-east Auckland is known for its tranquillity and spectacular views. In this scenic walk to Waipokaia/Duck Bay, you'll get off the beaten track and explore a lesser-known part of Duder.

From the main car park, follow the red markers for the Farm Loop Walk. Walk past the wetland bird breeding area (no public access is allowed). Small numbers of the endangered tūturiwhatu (the New Zealand dotterel) breed on the shell banks - there are only about 1500 of these birds in the world.

From the Farm Loop track, look out for the signs towards Waipokaia Bay.

You'll walk through a short section of original native forest. Resident native birds include silvereye (tauhou), kererū, morepork (rūrū), tūī, fantail (pīwakawaka), grey warbler (riroriro) and kingfisher (kōtare).

Enjoy idyllic views and see the trees and plants that Māori used for eating, weaving, dyeing and building.

Continue walking along the coast to Waipokaia/Duck Bay, where you can watch the birdlife.

Stroll along the pōhutukawa-fringed beach and enjoy the great views out to Pakihi Island and Waitawa Regional Park.

Dogs are not allowed in Duder Regional Park.


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