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Auckland Council Regional Parks Horse Riding Pass

About the Parks

Auckland Council Regional Parks
Phone 301 0101    

Horse Riding in Regional Parks

Horse riding is allowed on 9 of the 26 Regional Parks; a number are closed in winter. 
Auckland Regional Parks Network pass

The Regional Parks Horse Riding Pass

Once registered to ride, you receive gate codes (combination locks), and information, including updates on tracks, pest control, or park closures. Atiu has a padlock needing a key - you have to pay a small amount  for a key if you want one. 

To renew your horse riding pass, phone 09 301 0101.  Do this annually, you will NOT receive a reminder. 

Where Can I Ride?

In the Future...

Next parks to open 

Te Muri - sometime 2016, see below for latest news
Te Arai\Pakiri  - planning sometime 2016 

 and... Hunua Ranges, including Whakatiwai,  may be investigated for more trails.  

Te Muri News

Te Muri is one of the new pieces of land purchased.  It sits behind the existing land of Te Muri Beach across the stream from Sullivans Bay (Mahurangi West), and across the Puhoi Stream from Wenderholm.

Te Muri Regional Park

Te Muri Submissions closed  Fri March 18th 2016, Thanks to everyone who has made a submission

Current parks on the network pass are: 

camping at Atiu Creek photo copyright Tui Images

Stay in a Park!

Because the larger parks are at the far edges of Auckland, you may like to stay overnight, relax and ride! Atiu Creek and Waitawa have camping and bach options with horse paddocks available.  You can even ask about places where there is camping, but no specific horse camping option e.g. Te Rau Puriri.  All they can say is yes, or no... if you don't ask, you'll never know. 

Waitemata Hunt at Atiu Creek photo copyright Tui Images


Got a large group, or want to hold an event. ASK! At parks where horses are permitted normally, rangers are usually keen to have events. Even if a park doesn't normally allow riding, you can ask if you wish to hold a one-off event.