7am to 6pm
7am to 6pm
On weekdays, weekends and public holidays
All gates open at 7am.
Our gates are locked outside of these hours.
Our Green Lane West gate is best for vehicle access to the main body of the park and all eateries. Our Kenneth Myers Drive gate is best for parking next to the Auckland Archery Club.
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 2 January
For more information on Huia Lodge, please visit our See & Do section.
Dogs are welcome in the park, but must be on a lead at all times for the protection of our animals and other park users. During lambing and calving season 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, please visit our See & Do section.
Cornwall Park is a stunning setting for a wedding ceremony. You can book one of two areas for up to two hours, with a maximum of 150 guests.
Wedding booking form
Events for 30+ people
You are very welcome to host your event or group activity at Cornwall Park, however bookings are essential for groups of 30 or more. We are unable to accept bookings 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.
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink into the park and set up a picnic for as long as you like. If your picnic has more than 30 guests, please see the information above 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 show respect for 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 in the concrete wood-burning BBQ area 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.
Cornwall Park Eateries
There are three eateries onsite.
- Cornwall Park Bistro
- Cornwall Park Cafe
- The Creamery
For more information including opening hours, please 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 Auckland. Situated across the road from Huia Lodge, it can be viewed between 7am and dusk daily. For more information, please visit our See & Do section.
Walks, Talks & Research
Our team has very 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, see our map here. 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 Huia Lodge 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. Please visit our What's On section to find out more.
Buses must have a permit issued in advance to drive onsite. Please 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 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 here.
If you need some motivation for your run, the Auckland Joggers Club is onsite and welcomes new members. Alternatively, every Saturday at 8am there is a 5km Park Run from the Band Rotunda. For more information, visit the Park Run website here.