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.
Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.
Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.
For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section
To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland
Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more
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.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan or check in manually. For the latest government advice go to covid19.govt.nz.
Central City Loop Path - Quay Street cycleway.
Central City Loop Path - Tepid Baths on Customs Street West.
Central City Loop Path - Crossing Union Street at the top of Nelson Street.
Central City Loop Path - Te Ara I Whiti - The Lightpath 2015, Katz Maihi Commissioned by Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Council; Auckland Council Art Collection. Photo credit: David St George.
Central City Loop Path - A view riding Te Ara I Whiti.
Central City Loop Path - The start of Grafton Gully section.
Central City Loop Path - Path through Grafton Gully.
Central City Loop Path - View of Whitaker Place ramp.
Central City Loop Path - Path entrance alongside University of Auckland.
Central City Loop Path - Path along Churchill Street looking toward Beach Road.
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Starts at 89 Quay Street, Auckland
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This is a great way to see the city centre.
Start outside the Ferry Building and head into the Viaduct Harbour, where there are heaps of food and beverage choices.
Cutting through the plaza, you can connect up with the Nelson Street cycleway. Here you'll find the award winning Light Path – Te Ara I Whiti. The climb up Nelson Street will be worth it.
There is a steep section down Grafton Gully, where you travel beneath the historic Grafton Bridge.
Fill up your water bottles at the top of Nelson Street.
Public artwork is dotted on or close by the route.
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