see & do at
cornwall park

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See & Do

centred around one of the most recognised volcanic cones in new zealand, cornwall park is your oasis in the heart of auckland city

Cornwall Park offers you space to wander, play, socialise, discover, learn, reflect, recharge, and enjoy spectacular views of Auckland, all while being immersed in nature.

The park has something for everyone, from experiencing an urban working farm within New Zealand’s biggest city, finding off-road trails to run along, playing games on the open lawns and barbecuing with friends and family, to simply relaxing under your favourite tree.

Things to see & do

Land

Our farm

Cornwall Park has been farmland for more than a century. Today, you’ll find around 600 sheep, 60 cows, two-full time farmers, and at least double the animals from July to September when newborn lambs and calves arrive! Find important information about our lambing and calving here.

Important update

Covid-19

Here are some important updates of Cornwall Park at Alert Level 3 and a reminder of regulations in the park.

Activities

Cornwall Park at home

We bring you ways to explore Cornwall Park online, with Craft Corner activities, colouring sheets, quizzes and more!

Nature

Our trees

From following our tree trail to finding your favourite tree to sit under, Cornwall Park has more than 350 species and 8000 trees for you to discover.

Wildlife

Our birds

With more than 30 different species that pass through Cornwall Park or call it home, Cornwall Park is a great place to find, spot and listen to our city’s — and country’s — birds.

Nature

Our gardens

Our flowers and plants are part of what makes Cornwall Park special — we plant more than 25,000 annual plants (split across spring and autumn) and 10,000 bulbs (autumn) in our garden beds. We also look after perennial and native gardens throughout the park.

Discovery

Huia Lodge Discovery Hub

Huia Lodge Discovery Hub is both a historic building — built in the early 1900s — and where you can discover more about Cornwall Park. There’s space to play, learn, have a chat about what interests you, share your own memories of Cornwall Park, and make some new ones.

History

Our heritage sites

Cornwall Park is Auckland and New Zealand’s living history. From walking in the footsteps of our ancestors, to seeing key sites of historical importance, you can get a glimpse into times gone by. Make sure to stop by Acacia Cottage, Huia Lodge Discovery Hub and some of our ancient trees — they’re all heritage sites too!

Discover

Our views

If you’re after stunning views of Auckland, Maungakiekie and of the sky through the trees, you’re in the right place. Explore and find your favourite view today! Better yet, bring friends and take it all in together.

Activities

Games & sports

There are loads of spaces at the park to indulge in your favourite games and sports — bring down your chess set, cricket set (with soft balls only please), or a ball or two and start playing! If you’d like to get involved in a more competitive game, please click here for information on the sports clubs that are in or around the park.

Discover

Our trails

Weave your way through Cornwall Park’s many trails and paths! Find your favourites or ramble throughout the park (even through our paddocks), taking in nature and heritage as you go.

Activities

BBQs & picnics

Update: Please note that our Cornwall Park BBQs are currently unavailable.