Open from 7am to 9pm
7am to 9pm on weekdays, weekends and public holidays.
Our gates are locked outside of these hours.
Greenlane West main gate - Vehicle access to the main area of the park and all eateries. The one-way road through Cornwall Park to Manukau Road is from this entrance only.
Kenneth Myers gate - Vehicle access to the archery car park and the southern end of the park from Manukau Road. No vehicle access through Cornwall Park to Greenlane West from this entrance.
See our park map below for vehicle access info.
Cornwall Park is private land, so visitors are asked to respect all park rules. These have been put in place to protect the park and ensure enjoyment and safety for all. Unless signposted, any part of the park is free to be explored.
See our General Conditions of Entry here.
Cornwall Park Guides
Find your way
- Acacia Cottage,
- Archery Toilets,
- Band Rotunda,
- Sir John statue and fountain,
- Creamery Toilets,
- Exercise Equipment,
- Flagstaff Toilets,
- Grand Drive Gas BBQs,
- Huia Lodge,
- Memorial Steps,
- Native Arboretum,
- Native Arboretum Gas BBQs,
- Olive Grove,
- Playground Toilets,
- Poplar Steps,
- Rangitoto Steps,
- Rongo stone,
- Sunken Toilets,
- Sunken Garden,
- Twin Oaks Drive,
- Wedding Location - Grotto,
- Wedding Location - Kauri Steps,
- Wood BBQs,
- US Army flagpole
The Huia Lodge Discovery Hub is where you can explore what makes Cornwall Park special! We have interactive displays to suit the whole family, covering everything from the park's volcanic beginnings to the flourishing working farm it is today.
Huia Lodge is also where you can ask our friendly staff questions about the park, find or drop off lost property, and receive any assistance, including for emergencies (there are two AEDs onsite). This beautiful historic building, built between 1901 and 1903, also has a small gift shop, with all proceeds going towards the care of the park.
The Lindo Ferguson Education Centre at the back of Huia Lodge is where you'll find our seasonal exhibitions and regular workshops. There's something new every few months, so come on in!
Located on Michael Horton Drive
Open 7 days, 10am to 4pm.
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and January 2nd
For more information on Huia Lodge, visit our See & Do section
Dogs are welcome in the park but must be on a lead at all times, in all areas of the park for the protection of our animals and park users. There are no off-lead areas in the park. During lambing and calving season (July 17th - September 10th), we do not allow dogs in certain areas, which will be signposted.
Farm Animals & Wildlife
For their protection and yours, please do not approach or touch any of our animals, particularly during lambing/calving season. Remember, this is a working farm! For more information on the Cornwall Park farm, visit our See & Do section.
Cornwall Park is a stunning setting for a wedding ceremony. You can arrange one of two locations for up to two hours, with a maximum of 100 guests. For more information, visit our Wedding Enquires page.
Events for 30+ people
You are welcome to host your event or group activity at Cornwall Park, however, registrations are essential for groups of 30+. We are unable to accept registrations for commercial activities or exclusive use of an area. It is important to note that there are guidelines for events to keep our park community safe — for example, nothing is to be pegged into the ground or tied/stapled to trees. For more information, visit our Events Enquires page.
You are welcome to bring food and drink into the park and set up a picnic for as long as you like. If your picnic has more than 25 guests, please see our Events Enquires page and fill out our event enquiry form. It is important to note that there are guidelines for picnics to keep our park community safe — for example, one 3x3m gazebo is permitted per group, but please secure it with weights rather than pegs, which are a health and safety issue for our staff.
BBQs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Gas and wood are provided — you just need matches and kindling to get the fire going. Please respect those waiting and clean the BBQ and its surrounding area after use. You’re welcome to bring your own portable gas BBQ, but these must be on legs and positioned away from the trees. Charcoal BBQs are permitted on the paved area at the wood-burning BBQs only and must never be used on the grass. Hot coals must be removed by the user and not disposed of in Cornwall Park rubbish bins.
Download a Cornwall Park map[link to park map] to see our three BBQ locations (two gas and one wood-burning) and for more information, visit our See & Do section.
Cornwall Park Eateries
There are three eateries onsite.
Cornwall Park Bistro
Cornwall Park Cafe
For more information including opening hours, visit cornwallparkeateries.com
No Commercial or Corporate Activity
Our aim is to provide a beautiful, free space for people to enjoy. With this in mind, we do not allow any commercial or corporate activity in the park including boot camps, classes, paid tours, filming, sponsored events or activations.
Acacia Cottage, built in 1841, is the oldest remaining wooden cottage in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Situated across the road from the Huia Lodge Discovery Hub, it can be viewed between 7 am and dusk daily. For more information, visit our See & Do section.
Walks, Talks & Research
Our team has limited capacity to run guided walks or activities or assist with research outside of our seasonal events programming. If you do have a specific request, please contact Huia Lodge with as many details as possible and we will do our best to assist you.
Trails & Paths
There are many different ways to explore Cornwall Park, which you can read about in our See & Do section. Most pathways are easy and do not require advanced levels of fitness, though the eastern side of the park is more accessible. To follow our Tree Trail. We'll have more specific trail maps online soon!
Educational Resources & Activities
We are working on several brochures about different aspects of Cornwall Park which will soon be available for download. In the meantime, please contact the Huia Lodge Discovery Hub with the details of what you'd like to know and we'll do our best to assist you.
We love it when people show their friends and family around Cornwall Park! Commercial tour operators, however, are not permitted, as we do not allow any commercial activity in the park. Huia Lodge Discovery Hub has a seasonal events programme with many free activities, tours and workshops throughout the year. Visit our What's On section to find out more.
Buses must have a permit issued in advance to drive onsite, contact the Huia Lodge Discovery Hub to obtain an application form. Please also note that no commercial tour bus operators are permitted in the park.
Auckland Coast to Coast Walk
Cornwall Park is part of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's coast-to-coast walking route which accesses the park from Manukau Rd via Campbell Crescent. For more details, visit Auckland Council's website.
If you need some motivation for your run, the Auckland Joggers Club is onsite and welcomes new members. Alternatively, every Saturday at 8 am there is a 5km Park Run starting from the Band Rotunda. For more information, visit the Park Run website.
For the safety of our visitors, wildlife and livestock we do not allow drones or remote-controlled planes to be flown in the park.
No metal detecting
Cornwall Park is a heritage site. To help protect the land we do not allow metal detecting in the park. Our neighbours Maungakiekie One Tree Hill Domain have the same policy, with the land being protected under the Reserves Act and the Te Pou Herenga Taonga Act.
CCTV in operation
To provide protection, improve safety for individuals and prevent crime, CCTV cameras are in operation in Cornwall Park. The footage is viewed by authorized personnel only when an incident occurs.