Cornwall Park, Auckland

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Join a number of locals for a stroll, jog, or picnic at Cornwall Park, one of Auckland's biggest and most popular outdoor areas. The center of the park is One Tree Hill, a volcanic cone that was a Maori stronghold. Today, the hill's summit is topped with a memorial to Sir John Logan Campbell, the park's main donor. In addition to lush greenery, the park offers facilities for various activities, such as tennis, cricket, rugby, cycling, or archery. With a peaceful atmosphere and more than 20 resident bird species, the park is also heaven for bird-watchers. The park is open every day from morning to dusk and there is no admission fee. See Cornwall Park and all Auckland has to offer by arranging your trip with our Auckland holiday planner.
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  • A little piece of rural paradise in the city. Sheep and cows, the grass and the trees. Fab spot for a picnic or to take the kids to the playground.  more »
  • Best park in Auckland with a lot of natural beauty, suitable for visit with family and friends, sites available for self cooking.  more »
  • We were living nearby and we thought that it would be great to stop by this place. Looks very pretty in Autumn! And I just love how many people come here just to chill, enjoy sunshine and nature  more »
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  • Cornwall Park is a great place to get away from the city environment for a hour or so. I love the colours of the changing sessons here. Lots of room to go walking without too much interruption from others. There is a great little cafe / restaurant, but it can get quite busy when the sun is shining :)
  • One of the largest public parks in Auckland. This is where the famous One Tree Hill is located. You can have a picnic here with thier amenities like tables and benches and of course an electric grill free of charge. People also jog and walk around the park and some bring their dogs along. Parking is generally enough except when you go up One Tree Hill.
  • Great place to take kids. Lots to explore. My favourite experience at Cornwall Park was when I took an Australian friend there and she squealed with excitement when she saw the sheep crossing the road in front of our car. "There's sheep! But we're in the city! This is so Kiwi!"
  • This is a beautiful park! It's really large that even though I came about 6 times, I never got to see it all. It's a great park for a run out just walk around. There's sheep and cows in certain areas just roaming. The climb up to One Tree Hill is beautiful and the views amazing.
  • We drove to Epsom to see a movie at the art cinema there but thought we would spend a couple hours checking out the town we thought we had heard about. Turns out there is not much for a tourist to do in Epsom except it has this huge, incredible park. We walked up from the cinema through the sports fields and a path through an arboretum. I wish we had driven in to the visitor center first so we could have gotten the guide on the trees we walked through, though maybe just enjoying them and the walk had some benefit. We did not walk all the way to the top which looks like it has an incredible view, but had a great early dinner at the cafe, and an ice cream at the Creamery. You could easily spend a couple hours enjoying this park and the eateries, or letting kids play on the big hill and lawn.

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