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what is happening at cornwall park during the Covid-19 alert levels?

Auckland is currently at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2 — further information can be found here. As you know, the most important action right now is for you to play it safe, but if you are a local visiting the park, please be aware of the following guidelines.

Cornwall Park remains open to the public for you to enjoy, walk your dog and spend quality time, however the park, including Puriri Drive is closed to motor vehicles. Should you enter the park on foot or by bicycle you need to observe the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Government guidelines regarding social distancing and keep at least 2 meters from other users whilst in the park. Cornwall Park is a lovely big park so please take the opportunity to discover new areas.

Currently Huia Lodge Discovery Hub and Acacia Cottage are closed and our public bbq’s, fitness keep and drinking fountains are unavailable until further notice. Our park toilets are open during this time. The Cornwall Park Cafe is open in the morning for takeaway orders, please visit their website for further details. 

Our Covid Tracer QR code is available on the noticeboards throughout the park and we encourage you to use it on every visit. 

While our building is closed, you can still visit us online. Stay in touch with us on our website and we’ll keep you informed. Connect with us on our social media channels where we will continue to bring you stories and images of the park.

The One Tree Hill Domain/Maungakiekie will also be closed to cars until further notice and the playground is closed in this area of the park too. This area is managed by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council should you have any questions.

Should you have any questions regarding Cornwall Park please email us

Park Map - Alert Level 3

Keep local

Cornwall Park is still currently accessible for those in the direct neighbourhood or a short drive from your home. As per the New Zealand Government regulations, you should still avoid driving to the park if you can.

Keep your distance from others

Social distancing is crucial to stop the spread of Covid-19. While you are passing through the park, please keep at least 2 metres between you and any other people. Please keep to the left if you are walking while if you are running please be mindful to pass with 2 metres of space, and if you are cycling please keep to the roads where possible and be mindful of your speed. Please observe New Zealand Government recommended practices of sneezing or coughing into your elbow, not touching your face and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds as soon as you get home.


Gathering and picinis are currently not permitted in Cornwall Park.

Our gates and entrances

All of our motor vehicle entrances are closed. We have opened as many pedestrian gates and entrances as possible so you do not have to open these with your hands. If a gate is still closed this is due to the safety of our livestock and other park users. Please observe New Zealand Government recommended practices of sneezing or coughing into your elbow, not touching your face and washing your hands for at least 20 seconds as soon as you get home. Alternatively try using an alternative entrance to the park where the gate is open or there is no gate. Sometimes there can be a number of people entering the park at once — our heritage pedestrian entrances are narrow, so please wait your turn and keep 2 metres away from other visitors.

Motor vehicles

Cornwall Park is currently closed to all motor vehicles and all of our vehicle entrance gates are closed. You may occasionally see a park staff or security vehicle in the park, so please be mindful of these when around roads.

Stay in your bubble

You must only come to the park with those in your bubble. See the Covid-19 Government website for further details on your bubble. There are strictly no gatherings or picnics permitted within Cornwall Park at this time.


As always within Cornwall Park, please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times. This is a year-round condition of entry to the park due to livestock and public safety. We are also currently in lambing and calving season and there are "no dog" areas of the park, please look out for signage.

Our facilities

Facilities including barbecues, drinking fountains, fitness keep and all park benches are currently unavailable until further notice.

Our toilets

All toilet facilities are open, with regular cleaning in place.

Our farm

Please remember we have livestock onsite. Please return any gates that are closed to a closed position and be mindful to stay clear of the livestock on your walk as much as possible.

Accessible Parking

Unfortunately we are unable to offer our usual accessible parking during this time. However, for those unable to walk to the park, there is parking available close to entrances on surrounding streets and on Pūriri Drive.

Huia Lodge and Acacia Cottage

Our buildings are currently closed until further notice. Please email us at for any enquiries and keep an eye on ourFacebook page and Instagram for regular updates.

Our eateries

The Cornwall Park Cafe, Creamery and Bistro are open for takeaway. Visit for days and opening hours and for any updates.

Your safety

Please be practical and sensible while in the park and play it safe. We cannot stress enough how important it is for you to stay at least 2 metres away from other people at all times. Measure out at home how long 2 metres is so you have some reference when you get to the park. We have security onsite each day, but should you have any concerns please log them with the Police 105 reporting system.

Be kind

Thanks to everyone for seeing us through this period. Continue to be kind and enjoy the park!