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.

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

Cornwall 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, bbq-ing with friends and family, to simply relaxing under your favourite tree.

Things to see & do

Nature

The Trees

From walking between trees to finding your favourite tree to sit under, Cornwall Park has over 350 species and 8000 trees for you to discover.

Wildlife

Our Birds

With over 30 different species that pass through Cornwall Park or call it home, Cornwall Park is the place to find, spot and listen to our city’s - and country’s - birds.

Land

Our Farm

Cornwall Park has been farmland for over a century. Today, you’ll find 600 sheep, 60 cows, two-full time farmers, and at least double the animals from July to September when newborn lambs and calves arrive!

Nature

Our Gardens

Our flowers and plants are part of what makes Cornwall Park special - we plant over 32,000 annual plants (split across Spring and Autumn) and 10,000 bulbs (Autumn) each year in 12 garden beds for you to enjoy.

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.

Discover

Our Trails

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

Activities

BBQs & Picnics

Cornwall Park is a place for you to come together with friends and family over food (and even a wee BYO)! To help you along, we’ve got BBQs for you to use and designed lots of space - and some hidden gems - for you to set up a picnic.

History

Acacia Cottage

Acacia Cottage is one of our significant heritage buildings and is the oldest surviving wooden building in Auckland.

Discovery

Huia Lodge Discovery Hub

Huia Lodge Discovery Hub is both a historic building - built in 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.

Activities

Games and Sports

There are loads of spaces at the park to indulge in your favourite games and sports - bring down your chess set, cricket set or a ball or two, and start playing! If you’d like to get involved in a more competitive game click here for information on our sports clubs.

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 before. See also, Acacia Cottage, Huia Lodge and even our trees - they’re heritage sites too!