Duder Regional Park, Howick

#63 of 133 in Parks in Auckland
Duder Regional Park is a 162ha regional park situated on the coast to the east of Auckland city, New Zealand.HistoryThe park was created in 1995 after the sale of the land by the Duder family to the Auckland Regional Council. Prior to the sale the land had been farmed by descendants of Thomas Duder for about 130 years. The land was purchased in 1866 from the original Maori owners Ngai Tai who had historically built a pa on the headland.An extra 13.7 ha was added in 2010 to prevent coast development obstructing views from the park.DescriptionThe park is a working farm bounded to the west by Duders Beach. It is situated on a headland and offers commanding views of the Hauraki Gulf. There is limited native bush as most of the land is grassed. There are no designated picnic areas and facilities are limited.Small numbers of the endangered tuturiwhatu (New Zealand dotterel) breed on shell banks south of the park. This area is not accessible to the public.
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  • The Whakakaiwhara Peninsula, otherwise known as Ryder Regional Park is an often overlooked treasure in Auckland's back yard. Walking options across farmland that is interspersed with pockets of regene...  more »
  • I've walked around this park many times. It is still a working farm (on a small scale) has simply stunning views of the gulf from all angles. Not a lot of trees, as it was a farm for a long, long time...  more »
  • We went for a 2-3 hours walk and covered the Duder park's Blue and Red tracks. One goes through the farm lands and the other around the coastal edges. Beauty of this park is that its perched on a hill...  more »
  • Venue with a beautiful visual. Trails easy to walk, but for people with difficulty locomotion becomes difficult. Public toilets only available at the entrance. There is no sale of products in the park, so do not forget to bring your water from home. Ideal place for family, adventurers, nature lovers.
  • The park , although very remote but offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Waiheke island. It's the closest you can get to Waiheke island. The walk can be challenging a bit with little kids but still worth giving it a shot. Important to make sure you have giid snack and enough water specially if planning to visit in the summer.
  • Beautiful.. serene, peaceful, great views and a good walk.
  • Wonderful place for a small day walk , with mesmerizing views ; anyone can do it this walk 7km is the total distance from car park to and back, the place muddy take extra pair of shoes or a flip flop so as you do not make your car dirty.
  • Beautiful views and a nice area for walking

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