10. Dingle Dell Reserve
Head out along Tamaki Drive to St Heliers and as well as enjoying the amazing views, sandy beach and great coffee shops, you can also take a trip to the little known Dingle Dell Reserve.
Described in the 1950’s as the forgotten “Cinderella of Auckland’s Park’s” by the New Zealand Herald, the Dingle Dell Reserve is a relaxing, quiet and peaceful space where you can sit and watch the world go by. There are a number of walks in the reserve, a place to kick a ball around or just take a time out and sit back and relax.
9. Basque Park, Eden Terrace
This park was landscaped with the help of inner-city locals so they are some of the only people who know about this hidden gem close to the heart of the city. Located in Eden Terrace, close to Mt Eden, Basque Park features three fascinating stone circles, one which includes a water feature.
It’s a tranquil haven away from the noise and traffic in the busy city centre and the flat grassed area is popular for cricket and rugby in the summer months.