Auckland’s best BBQ sites
Here is our list of five of the best BBQ spots to try in our city:
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.
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.