Auck­land’s best BBQ sites

Here is our list of five of the best BBQ spots to try in our city:

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE & LEISURE -

This is the clas­sic pic­nic and bar­be­cue spot in city and cen­trally ac­ces­si­ble for most Auck­lan­ders. There’s plenty of trees for shade and a play­ground for the kids. There are amix of wood and gas bar­be­cues avail­able in three lo­ca­tions which are free to use and work on a first come, first served ba­sis.

CHRIST­MAS BEACH

There is a nice re­serve at the beach, with a play­ground that, with some child-like imag­i­na­tion, can pass for a sail­ing ship, pic­nic ta­bles and a very swimmable bit of the Waitem­ata. There is a free bar­be­cue avail­able, but it could pay to bring your own por­ta­ble BBQ also, as the fa­cil­i­ties can’t re­ally han­dle a crowd.

DOVE MYER ROBIN­SON PARK

This pocket park, which most know as the Par­nell Rose Gar­den, is usu­ally re­garded as a place for a nice stroll ad­mir­ing the flow­ers. But it also has two bar­be­cues for use from Novem­ber through to the end of sum­mer and pic­nic ta­bles.

MOOR­ING OFF BOUL­DER BAY, RANGITOTO IS­LAND

Why set­tle for just look­ing out at our mag­nif­i­cent har­bour from the beach or parks? Why not get out there your­self? If you’ve got a boat fit for a spot of fish­ing and en­ter­tain­ing just drop an­chor at this pop­u­lar boatie spot. Then try your hand at fish­ing out some fresh fish and cook­ing it on the spot – from the sea to your plate in min­utes.

MURIWAI RE­GIONAL PARK, MURIWAI BEACH

Ev­ery Auck­lan­der needs to visit the great, wild west black sand coast at least once each sum­mer. With 60 kilo­me­tres of windswept sand en­sur­ing you’ll be able to find a quiet space to set up your BYO BBQ and have a great fam­ily day out.

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