Kaipātiki Explorer

Your guide to exploring the active destinations, walkways and tracks in the Parks, Bush and Reserves of the Kaipātiki Local Board region of Auckland.

The bush and coastal areas in Kaipãtiki 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.

However, as we have kauri dieback disease in the Kaipātiki 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"

Cleaning Station

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. 

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! 

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 scrubbing brush and 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. If you want to explore other reserves, please thoroughly wash and scrub your shoes between sites, or make use of areas without kauri.

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.