Kaipatiki Explorer

Your guide to safely exploring the walkways and tracks through the Parks, Bush and Reserves in the Kaipatiki Local Board region of Auckland while also learning ways to keep it pest free, and safe from kauri dieback.

The bush and coastal areas in Kaipatiki provide a unique opportunity to escape from the pace of city life. Within minutes of your front door, you can leave the concrete behind and be amongst nature, with just the sounds of birds, trickling water, or your own footsteps for company.

This issue of Kaipatiki Explorer shows the reserves which are open, those with partial closures and those reserves which have been closed as a proactive measure to halt the spread of the disease (CLICK for more information on the disease).

So please take the time to explore the hidden delights and destinations within Kaipatiki, but also be mindful of the closures in place to ensure our kauri are here for future generations.

However, as we have kauri dieback disease in the Kaipatiki area, we need to be far more careful about where we walk, and how we walk, run or bike.

Legend for Walks

Main Entrance

Minor Entrance

Link to adjacent "Destination"

Track Open

Track Closed





Notable Tree


Skateboard Facility

Major Steps

Public Toilets

Mountain Bike Friendly

Wheelchair Accessible

Fitness Trail


Dogs ON Leash

Dogs OFF Leash

BBQ Facility


Before you set off check that the track you want to visit is open - these traffic light symbols are a handy guide.

To make it easy for you to know where to go, all our maps show whether a reserve is closed, has partial closures, or is fully open for public use. We have used a “Stoplight” graphic on each page (see at right), plus a red line  to indicate track closed, and a green line  for tracks being open. Note, closures are subject to change, and you may find that when you arrive at a reserve, the status may be different to what is indicated in this booklet.


To avoid spreading kauri dieback disease we all need to consider where we are going and check the track is open.
Make a positive choice to protect kauri by choosing to go to non-kauri reserves.

If you are going to a reserve with kauri, wash your footwear and your dog’s paws thoroughly at home or at work before you go so that they are kissably clean. Do it again when you get back. Ensure the water is draining into the sewer not the storm water drain. When you get to the reserve:

  • Use the spray at the cleaning stations
  • Stay on the track

Off-road bike riding

Please do not ride in any kauri reserve due to the difficulty in adequately cleaning bikes - and in particular their tyres. Onepoto Domain and Normanton Reserve ‘Learn to Ride’ tracks are ideal for children.

Running the tracks

Please run in only one open kauri reserve on any outing (unless you go home and thoroughly wash and scrub your shoes) - make up the distance in non-kauri reserves or on the footpaths.

Dog walking

Because of kauri dieback, it’s essential to thoroughly wash your pet’s paws before and after each reserve visit, and to flush the dirt and water down the sewer. Go to only one kauri reserve each outing. Keep your dog on leash and on the track, especially in areas with kauri.