5 Best Parks in Auckland

It’s been a year living back in Auckland and one of things we love doing as a family is going to check out the parks here. There are many more that we haven’t been to, but these are my favourites.

Roberta Reserve

The reserve itself is like your standard field with a playground.

Where this place shines is the walk from Roberta reserve through Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve. The walk is great for kids and the views are spectacular.

Madills Farm

Another park with an epic playground

The park shares it’s surroundings with the Eastern Suburbs football team with large football fields directly behind it. The clubrooms are a good size with takeaway food, coffee and beers. Also a huge box of Duplo for your kids. Kohimarama is within walking distance so are cafe’s and a good fish and chip shop.

Cornwall Park

one of the few places you can see all of Auckland on a clear day. It’s got everything really, sheep, trees, cafe’s and humour. See below

Omg hahaha I just saw this while hiking around Auckland 😂😂😂 #sendnudes

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Very popular with wedding photographers too

Up in the tree tops. © Musae Studios www.musaestudios.co.nz

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Albert Park

Tucked away in the student part of Auckland City is Albert Park

Keep an eye on the website for upcoming events at: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/albertpark.aspx

Farm Cove

You will never know this place exists unless someone tells you about it. Another east Auckland gem (it’s my neck of the woods, so I’m biased)

Head out to Pakuranga and find Bramley Drive. Park up and take a stroll along the water. Directly across the water is Point England. As it’s in an estuary the water is calm and super clear

Its features a Snakes and Ladders park for the little ones.

Let me know if I should visit others around Auckland

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Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle.

Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese.Hope we don't disappoint.
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Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle. Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese. Hope we don't disappoint.