Family walk around Panmure Basin

It takes only 30 minutes to walk around the Panmure Basin – another Auckland volcanic crater, but if you take young children with you then it may take longer.  Take the tricycles and scooters – this is a mostly flat walk, as there are only two steep bits.

Panmure Basin is a fun family walk in Auckland with several distractions – there is access to 3 playgrounds, and on weekends there is a mini-train ride (runs on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm) and you can stop and watch people controlling their boats on the pond. Keep an eye on the tide chart – it does look prettier at high tide.

You can see the nearby volcano cone of Mt Wellington from the lagoon and if you look carefully from the Jubilee Bridge, One Tree Hill in the far distance.

Nearby is a skate park and the Lagoon Leisure and Fitness Centre, Lagoon Dr, Panmure – Here you’ll find outdoor pools, a hydroslide, diving boards, and an adventure playground – all kid magnets in the summer. The outdoor area and gardens with barbecues and shaded picnic tables are great for family picnics and functions (source NZ Herald).

The walking route is also suitable for prams/buggies and dog walkers (on leash only). This walk has a fitness trail.

Also nearby is Mount Wellington Domain which is fun to explore and has great views of Auckland.

This area does lack nearby cafes but if you have a car you may want to venture to Pakuranga Plaza or Sylvia Park.

Description: Mostly level path, only 2 slight inclines. Suitable for users of average fitness and mobility. Running shoes suitable in dry weather.
To see: Mt Wellington, boats, water birds
Time: approx. 45 minutes. (about 4 kms)
Start: Panmure Train Station MAP

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6 thoughts on “Family walk around Panmure Basin”

  1. That’s a pretty good thing to do with your family, you can have fun and be healthy walking around.

  2. Great walk this and there are cafes nearby. While Panmure isn’t the flashiest area in Auckland there are some quite nice little cafe’s along the main street. It’s just a short walk up the hill.

  3. I sometimes go for a run around the basin but I’ve been attacked by seagulls twice now (so scary). Did anyone else had this before?

  4. Hi Mary
    I have not had it there but have in other places. It could be the time of year. If it happens to me, I collect a stick or a few small stones – a wave of a stick or throwing a stone as a warning in their direction can often deter them – but yes – seagulls/magpies etc can be very scary sometimes. Will see if anyone else has had any issues.

  5. So many beautiful kingfishers this time of year 🙂 love going for walks on early mornings. it’s lovely to step into nature to get out of that city buzz.

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