Five best places for dogs
Celebrate spring with your four-legged friend.
the perfect place for a healthy stroll with man’s best friend. Located on Hill Rd in Manurewa the Auckland Council gardens are open daily from 8am-6pm. Grab a bite at Cafe Miko (closes at 4pm).
Waiatarua reserve, Remuera
This 2.5km loop through native urban wetlands is a veritable oasis hidden in plane sight. It has everything you and your dog needs for a perfect morning walk - a refreshing water-hole, plentiful sticks from a nearby wood, and many lush wide green spaces to let loose.
Ngataringa Park loop, Devonport
This is a great walk to take in all the North Shore has to offer - with Devonport’s wide selection of al fresco dining to choose from on the way. Park up at the dog-friendly Ngataringa Park, and make a loop around Devonport, North Head, Cheltenham beach then back to the car.
Kakamatua Inlet, Cornwallis
The inlet is often touted as one of the best places to bring your dog to in Auckland, with plenty wide flat beaches and the ocean to cool off in. Dogs are allowed off-leash as you follow the path out through bush to the beach and around the Cornwallis headland.
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