Dog walking areas may change without any notice due to Council regulations. Check with this Auckland Council webpage: Exercising your dog before you head out.

Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland

Following is a list of dog friendly exercise places. Those marked with an * are currently included in Short Walks in Auckland self-guides and/or books (we have published 3 books with 12 circular walks in each, of Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland).

Dog Friendly Walks North Shore

1. Takapuna Beach and Takapuna Explorer 
2. Kauri Point Domain
3. Belmont Bays 
4. Northcote Tuff Crater 
5. Le Roys Bush 
6. Bayview Bush 
7. Bayview Giant Kauri 
8. Unsworth Reserve 
9. Meadowood Reserves 
10. Totaravale Reserves 
11. Mt Victoria 
12. Devonport Ngataringa Reserve 
13. Devonport Narrow Neck Loop 
14. Albany Massey Loop 
15. Churchill Reserve Beach (Rothesay Bay) 
16. Sanders Reserve – Paremoremo, Albany, Auckland (on lead walking tracks and a fully enclosed off lead dog area).

Dog on lead on a walk in Auckland

Dog Friendly Walks South Auckland

Dog Friendly Walks West Auckland

1. Moire Park , West Harbour
2. Kakamatua Inlet, Huia Rd, Cornwallis
3. Meola Reef 
4. Gittos Domain, Blockhouse Bay 
5. Whau River, New Lynn 
6. West Harbour 
7. Henderson Creek 
8. Glen Eden 
9. Oratia 
10. Trust Stadium Water Way Bush Walk, Henderson, Auckland (Trusts Stadium, GATE 3 Carpark , 65-67 Central Park Drive)

Dog on lead in the bush on a walk in Auckland

Dog Friendly Walks East Auckland

Dog Friendly Walks Central Auckland

Dog on lead on the street on a walk in Auckland

The Herald on Sunday Living section edition dated August 7th, 2011 listed in detail 8 areas for dog walks in Auckland, plus another 4 in brief.

In case you missed it – you can read the article here: Off-leash dog parks

More: Recommended Dog Walks in Auckland

My Dog Journey – My Dog Journey’s goal is to provide dog owners around Auckland with interesting routes to walk their dog.

The Localist lists 10 great parks to walk the dog

To find some of the best places to walk a dog in Auckland, visit these other dog friendly sites:
Doogle – dog friendly exercise areas
FetchMag – Dog walks
Auckland Council – Exercising Your Dog
The Localist Dog friendly cafes

Comments on Dog Friendly Walks in Auckland

Russell Mountier

Is Archibald.p ark in Kelston a off leash dog park?Neighbours have been having trouble with a big black dog barking and running wild on is a danger to small children and barks at rowers on the Whau river and model aircraft.


Hi Russell,
It would be best to contact Auckland Council

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