Ambury Park

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This beautiful regional park has everything you need for an awesome family adventure. Discover farm animals to meet, fascinating volcanic history, heaps of bird life and beautiful views over the Manukau Harbour. The best part is this park is right in the heart of Auckland.


  • Meet and learn about the local pigs, chickens, horses, sheep and cows that call this park home.
  • Explore the insect garden, spy on birds from the bird hide and check out the beehives.
  • Take a relaxing scenic walk around the foreshore and then enjoy the great facilities here, perfect for a picnic after your adventure.

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 647K) and check out what you can do.

Know before you go

  • 5 km loop walk will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes total.
  • Easy flat grass, dirt and gravel tracks. Some uneven surfaces.
  • No dogs allowed.

What to bring

DOC short walk gear list

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there:

Ambury Regional Park is 15 km from central Auckland. From State Highway 20, take exit 12 from the north and exit 10 from the south. From Māngere Bridge town centre, head down Church Road, then turn left Wallace Road and continue on to Ambury Road.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Ambury Park code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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