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

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

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.


Gathering and picnics are currently not permitted in Cornwall Park. Please do not picnic or stop for an period of time whether you are by yourself or in your bubble group.

Please check-in

We have posters displaying the QR code for the official NZ COVID Tracer app on the noticeboards throughout the park. Please scan these if you have a smartphone and check-in so there is a record of your visit for contact tracing purposes.


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 toilets

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

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. Please note the New Zealand Government advice that driving is only to be used for accessing essential services such as medical centres, pharmacies and supermarkets; you should not be driving to Cornwall Park to exercise.

Our facilities

Facilities including BBQs, drinking fountains, fitness keep, Band Rotunda and all park benches are currently unavailable and taped off until further notice.

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.

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.

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 our Facebook page and Instagram for regular updates.

Stay in your bubble

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

Keep your distance from our essential workers

Please keep your distance from our essential workers. Keep at least a 2m distance from them at all times to help keep everyone safe.

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 and we ask that you return these to closed. 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.

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.

Our eateries

The Cornwall Park Cafe is open for takeaways in the mornings only. 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!