Waiatarua Reserve
Waiatarua Reserve
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Aaron Richards
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Love being in this reserve, while walking around happened to come across a big boulder near the pond of the wetlands and went to visit it and was wondering if it has any significance I only say this as I noticed that it was pointing in the exact direction of Maungakiekie(One Tree Hill) and thought possibly it had a strong purpose for Tangata Whenua Maori back in the day or if it was placed there when the reserve was beautified
Written 26 March 2020
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Ronah802
Auckland Central, New Zealand180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Car park at the Abbotts Way end of Grand Drive is convenient for the children’s play area and entrance to the wetlands loop which takes about an hour to complete on gravel paths. Most of the reserve dogs can run free as the bird life is concentrated by the water.
Written 24 January 2018
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fridge24
Tauranga, New Zealand91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
An amazing place for joggers & walkers and most importantly dogs! They even have their own pool even if it is always dominated by Labradors.
Written 22 June 2017
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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
The reserve is a really nice walk amongst nature and wild life. There seems to be a bit of a problem though with some dog owners allowing their dog to worry other dogs and run after the wildlife- birds. Parking is easy.
Written 26 April 2017
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Gary M
Auckland, New Zealand140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
well this is less than a couple of minutes away and drove past it zillions of times but this timed we stopped and walked round it was great,peaceful relaxing and great for dogs,
Written 14 November 2016
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Paris1968
Auckland Central, New Zealand25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Beautiful wetlands, open spaces and flat walking track. A great off-leash dog park with dog swimming hole. Muddy mid-winter.
Written 9 September 2016
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James J
auckland15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
This is a great off leash exercise area for dogs - so if you dont like dogs you'd best stay away because you will encounter them. On the other hand, if you are looking to exercise your dog off leash, want a place with plenty of open spaces for them to run, and a pleasant walk for yourself .... come here!
Written 26 April 2016
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RJ_NZ_Travellers
Auckland Central, New Zealand112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We go here often. Love seeing the dogs swimming around the makeshift doggy pool. Easy enough for walkers and joggers can do the loop. It takes about an hour to do the loop and there is a lot of bird life in the marsh
Written 7 November 2015
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Sharronr5b
Ellerslie, New Zealand362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Business
Great park if you have a dog, wonderful for the kids to bike and scooter around as it is fairly flat. Kids can play games of hide and seek from behind the tree. Sometimes you can spot wild bunny s.would like to see play area upgraded and another toilet block. A picnic table area would be fab Also.
Written 29 May 2015
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David R
Auckland Central, New Zealand123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
With neaby industrial and residential development in full production, this potential jewel which forms part of a green belt not far from Auckland's CBD was nearly lost.

Water flows from a large pond in nearby Stonefields Residential suburb, through the Reserve, is filtered, and the travels underground as clean water into the Orakei Basin and out into the Waitemata Harbour.

Thanks to an enthusiastic Friends group, thousands of trees have been planted around the edges, predators are being brought under control, birdlife abounds in large numbers in a large central area.

.Around the outside are walk and cycle ways, dogs can enjoy the fresh air and children have their own small playground.

Like Tahuna Torea Reserve , 10 minutes drive to the east, Waiatarua is A MUST to visit 365 days of the year.

David R
Auckland
Written 18 April 2015
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