I have driven past Olympic Park New Lynn many times thinking it was only a children’s playground.
Yesterday we decided to stop and explore.
And we found that it is more than just a children’s playground and a wonderful place to bring children for a discovery outing, and a short family friendly walk.
It is an interesting small area with paths, streams, statues and children’s playgrounds and a sandpit. Older children may enjoy using their scooters to get around.
This a great little area for people with disabilities to explore too.
It turned out to be a beautiful sunny Mothers Day in Auckland. And time for a relaxing walk in Auckland Domain, the home of the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
The Domain has a variety of landscapes from open fields, to formal gardens and statues, to native bush walkways and waterfalls (you could almost imagine that you are in the Waitekere Hills).
We dropped into the Winter Garden Pavillion Cafe for coffee and we plan to go back to try the food. It was lovely sitting in the sun overlooking the duck pond.
After a quick look at the Winter Gardens, we headed for the Columbus Cafe inside the Museum. But when we saw their high prices for their cabinet food, we left.
It was an enjoyable amble on a beautiful day.
Main Entrance: Park Road, Grafton MAP
Dog off leash exercise area: Gum Tree Hill Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk: Map available here Auckland Domain Self guided heritage trail: Map unavailable (includes Auckland Domain bush walking tracks (not named on the map)). Auckland Domain Volcano Walk: Map available here (includes Auckland Domain Forest walks)
To download a complete map of the Auckland Domain paths (shows steps) click here.
Self guided short circular walks in Auckland for health, fitness and fun