Top Ten Dog Parks & Pet-friendly Weekend Get-Aways

Top ten places to take your dog for a walk in Auckland.

1.  Meola Reef

171-181 Meola Rd Pt Chevalier.
Off-lead in designated area all the time. Adjacent area on-lead.


2.  Big King Reserve

113a Duke St, Three Kings.
Off-lead all the time.


3.  Craig Avon Park

82-86 Kinross St, Blockhouse Bay.
Off-lead all the time but dogs not allowed within 10m of the playground.


4.  Waiatarua Reserve

Abbotts Way, Remuera.
Off-lead all the time but dogs must keep away from wetlands area.


5.  Western park

Ponsonby Rd/Beresford St, Freemans Bay.
Off-lead all the time but dogs must be kept away from the sports fields and playground.


6.  Kakamatua Inlet

Huia Rd, Waitekere Ranges.
Officially on-lead but there seems to be an understanding that this is the off-leash spot between Cornwallis and Huia.


7. Takapuna beach

Off-lead all the time in winter, but only before 10am and after 6pm during daylight saving.


8.   Macleans park

67 Macleans Rd, Pakuranga.
Off-lead all the time.


9.  Heron Park

Great North Rd, Waterview.


10. Kauri Point Domain

To Fitzpatrick Bay, end of Balmain Rd, Chatswood, North Shore.


Top ten Pet-friendly Weekend get-aways



1.  Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

463 Old Taupo Road (south end) Rotorua


2.   Dargaville Park Over

71 River Road, Mangawhare, Dargaville


3.  Port Waikato Holiday Park

115B Maunsell Road Port Waikato, Tuakau


4.   Mangawhai Forest Camp

816 Ocean View Road, Mangawhai, Northland


5.   Bay of Islands Holiday Apartments and Campervan Park

52 Puketona Road, Paihia


6.   Beachaven Kiwi Holiday Park

21 Leo Street, Waihi Beach


7.   Clarks Beach Holiday Park

Clarks Beach


8.  Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

14 Okona Crescent Ngongotaha Rotorua


9.  Himatangi Beach Holiday Park



10. Hanmer River Holiday Park

Hanmer Springs