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Western Springs Park Walk

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Western Springs Park Walk is a very easy 1.8k walk that will take you around 30 mins to complete. Highlights of the Western Springs Park Walk are the eels and the free tram ride around Western Spring Park. It surrounds a natural spring-fed lake, one of Auckland’s early water supplies.

Quick Facts

        • Location: North Island NZ
        • Distance: 1.80 kms
        • Time needed: 30 Minutes
        • Difficulty: Very Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: Yes
        • Route: Round Trip
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Barbecue, playground, and the free tram ride around Western Springs Park.

  • Track Quality

    Concrete foot path and large grass lawns to walk around on.

  • Hazards

    Please do not feed the birds/eels at all (best for helping to regulate the bird population), or instead feed them “duck-friendly” foods such as lettuce, peas, corn and grain – NOT bread. If you give them bread, it can cause Angel Wings, and on busy visitor days it often piles up and sits uneaten in the water and rots, adding to botulism outbreaks.

  • Transport

    Lots of buses. Catch a bus for Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT),

  • Water

    No water. Toilets – yes.

  • Driving Instructions

    From Auckland CBD. Drive up Queen street, uphill. At the lights you will need to turn right on to K Road. Now follow K Road for 4 Km through all the traffic lights etc, at Grey Lynn follow the sign to Western Springs, to the left and downhill all the way to Western Springs. You will most likely see Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), on your right first. Drive past the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), for 300m then park on the side of the road. You can drive another 300Mt and turn right into the car park, the free tram ride also leaves from this car park.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    Too many to choose from.

  • Area & Track History

    It surrounds a natural spring-fed lake, one of Auckland’s early water supplies. Around the lake you will see native Pūkeko, Teal, Australian Coot and Shovelers. Auckland Zoo, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), and the Western Springs stadium are just a short walk away.

  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Western Springs Park Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Western Springs Park

The walk around Western Springs is 1.8 Km it will take you about thirty minutes depending on how many people have the same idea as you. If the sun is out the park will be a very popular place in the weekend. If the ducks are out and sitting on the foot path, don’t wear your best shoes, they will be covered in duck fertiliser within a few minutes. Keep an eye out for a small bridge not too far from the kids play ground, walk over to the bridge, and stand by the water. Look out for the eels. A little word of warning, do not try and catch one for lunch unless you have $500 in your back pocket. Now cut over to the side road and if you are lucky the trams might be running, the best time is on public holidays and weekends.

Please do not feed the eels.

Point 2: Recommended tours near Western Springs Park

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Contact info

Western Springs Lakeside Park 99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

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