Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland

Our self-guides indicate if there are any dog friendly off-leash exercise areas and/or are suitable for dog friendly walks in Auckland. This is noted when we visit the area – it may change without any notice due to Council regulations. Check with this Auckland Council webpage: Exercising your dog before you head out.
Dog off leash exercise area

Following is a list of dog friendly exercise places. Those marked with an * are currently included in Short Walks in Auckland self-guides and/or books (we have published 3 books with 12 circular walks in each, of Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland).

Dog Walks in Auckland

1. Takapuna Beach and Takapuna Explorer *
2. Kauri Point Domain
3. Belmont Bays *
4. Northcote Tuff Crater *
5. Le Roys Bush *
6. Bayview Bush *
7. Bayview Giant Kauri *
8. Unsworth Reserve *
9. Meadowood Reserves *
10. Totaravale Reserves *
11. Mt Victoria *
12. Devonport Ngataringa Reserve *
13. Devonport Narrow Neck Loop *
14. Albany Massey Loop *
15. Churchill Reserve Beach (Rothesay Bay) *
16. Sanders Reserve – Paremoremo, Albany, Auckland (on lead walking tracks and a fully enclosed off lead dog area).

Otara Creek WalkwaySOUTH AUCKLAND:
1. Mangere Mountain *
2. Totara Park/Auckland Botanic Gardens *
3. Wattle Downs *
4. Otara Creek *
5. Seaside Park Brady Road, Otahuhu

1. Moire Park , West Harbour*
2. Kakamatua Inlet, Huia Rd, Cornwallis
3. Meola Reef *
4. Gittos Domain, Blockhouse Bay *
5. Whau River, New Lynn *
6. West Harbour *
7. Henderson Creek *
8. Glen Eden *
9. Oratia *
10. Trust Stadium Water Way Bush Walk, Henderson, Auckland (Trusts Stadium, GATE 3 Carpark , 65-67 Central Park Drive)

Roberta Reserve copyright Unleashed Ventures Limited 2014EAST AUCKLAND:
1. Macleans Park , Bucklands Beach/Half Moon Bay*
2. Churchill Park , Glendowie*
3. Dingle Dell, St Heliers *
4. Churchill Park *
5. Glover Park, St Heliers *
6. Orakei Basin *
7. Cascade Walkway *
8. Merton Reserve, St Johns *
9. Botany – Cascades *
10. Botany – Dannemora *

Sunday walk in Ponsonby Copyright 2014 Unleashed Ventures LimitedCENTRAL AUCKLAND:
1. Meola Reef , Point Chevalier*
2. Big King Reserve , Three Kings/Mt Eden*
3. Hillsborough Cemetery to the Bays *
4. Parnell – Markets and Reserves *
5. Western Park, Ponsonby *
6. Waiata Reserve, Remuera *
7. Waiaturua Reserve
8. Western Park,  Ponsonby *
9. Heron Park *
10. Onehunga Bay Reserve *
11. Westhaven and Point Erin Park  *
12. Waikowhai Park, off Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill
13. Ayr Reserve and Newmarket Park *
14. Lynfield Coast & Bush *
15. Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay *
16. Walmsley Park and Underwood Park, Mt Roskill *
17. Mount Eden (part of Tahaki Reserve nearest the mountain)
18. Thomas Bloodworth Park and Shore Road Reserve, Remuera
19. Cox’s Bay Reserve and Grey Lynn Park

The Herald on Sunday Living section edition dated August 7th, 2011 listed in detail 8 areas for dog walks in Auckland, plus another 4 in brief.

In case you missed it – you can read the article here: Off-leash dog parks

More: Recommended Dog Walks in Auckland

My Dog Journey – My Dog Journey’s goal is to provide dog owners around Auckland with interesting routes to walk their dog.

The Localist lists 10 great parks to walk the dog

To find some of the best places to walk a dog in Auckland, visit these other dog friendly sites:
Doogle – dog friendly exercise areas
FetchMag – Dog walks
Auckland Council – Exercising Your Dog
The Localist Dog friendly cafes

2 thoughts on “Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland”

  1. Is Archibald.p ark in Kelston a off leash dog park?Neighbours have been having trouble with a big black dog barking and running wild on is a danger to small children and barks at rowers on the Whau river and model aircraft.

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Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland

We have now completed writing up 36 dog friendly short walks in Auckland in three volumes.

Most of these walks include off leash dog exercise areas. We have a full list of dog friendly walks here: Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland

These three “Dog Friendly Walks” books are now available on Amazon and from your local Auckland library.

P1 Dog friendly walks in AucklandDog Friendly Walks – part one” . The 12 places we take you: Big King, Newmarket, Meola Reef, Waiaturua Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Belmont, Northcote, Wattle Downs, Highbrook Park, Churchill Park, Macleans Park, Moire Park.


P2 Dog friendly walks in Auckland“Dog Friendly Walks – part two”. The 12 places we take you: Mt Eden, Hobson Bay, Western Park, Heron Park, St Johns, Blockhouse Bay, Le Roys Bush, Bayview Bush, Totara Park, Glover Park, Whau River, Glen Eden.


P3 Dog friendly walks in AucklandDog Friendly Walks – part three”. The 12 places we take you:Parnell, Hobson Bay, Onehunga, Grey Lynn , Westhaven, Unsworth Reserve , Bayview, Otara, Cascade Walkway , St Johns , Hobsonville Point and Henderson.

These three “Dog Friendly Walks” books are now available on Amazon and from your local Auckland library.


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