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Orakei Basin
249 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
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Pa
Review №1

Lovely and serene place to get exercise. The close proximity to the city is nice. Has multiple entry and exit points. Takes about 30 - 45 mins to do a full walk.If you just need to get out and go for a small walk or have a think, would recommend. Usually dogs off leash walking about as well (a plus for me).

Ha
Review №2

An easy 3k walk, with a couple of sets of steps along the way. You'll get around it lazily in 30-40 mins. Expect a lot of dogs as you go.

Su
Review №3

Nice walk with relatively easy directions to follow. Just what I needed to clear my head and be refreshed! It was great to see a lot of people enjoying the walkway too- there were families with small children who were delighted at the sight of the train passing by, lots of people walking their dogs and the occasionally, couples on a date. I liked how peaceful it was, that there are local shops and cafes nearby and how close the walkway is to the train and parking areas. Just need to watch out for the cars who can drive by quickly on the main road!

Ma
Review №4

Came to the basin to Kayak as it was to rough at mission bay. Great to paddle around basin and up the tributaries. Will definitely come back to do the walkway. It looked great from the water.

Th
Review №5

After three months of lockdown we spent some time working together around Orakei Basin. Beautiful Bush walks around the basin follow by the walkway causeway alongside the railway lines. Great place to walk the dogs and have a picnic.

Ma
Review №6

Great family walk or exercise loop. Be sure to leave the bikes and scooters at home though. Steps and gravel sections not suitable.Dog friendly.

BL
Review №7

Great walkway for families, with great views and tons of friendly doggos enjoying the pathway as well! It will take you about 45 mins to an hour to walk the entire pathway from start to end. It was enjoyable and relaxing.

Se
Review №8

It will be good to go Orakei Basin every week or every other week. What an excellent walkway for causal walk. ( average spending around 45 mins )A couple of entry places can start your trail, easy to park your car or even take the AT train there. ( close to a train station ).Good to seeing ppl enjoy the park here, walking, run, water sport, picnic, walk with dog.... or even take photos, so many activities you can do here.Friendly reminder: bring water, hat with you, jacket ( windy sometime )Surprising you can see the Auckland cityline from some spot here. ( if you have a visitor coming, you can bring him/ her here to take some touristy photos also).

Ty
Review №9

Beautiful walk, not too challenging, can see the sky tower just on the horizon and One Tree Hill.

He
Review №10

Beautiful walk and you would be able to take your dogs or jump in behind the boat and go waterskiing.

Ch
Review №11

Awesome spot, but very shallow!

Jo
Review №12

Lovely place to go for a nice walk. The path is well maintained and then leads into more of a Bush walk style path.Dog friendly too and dogs are allowed off leash! Excellent place to walk your fur-baby.The sand flies can be aggressive so bring some bug repellant especially on a hot day.

ho
Review №13

Good place to go

Lo
Review №14

Nice walk not to straining for most people

Sa
Review №15

Great walk around the bay. Good park for the doggies too. And you can catch a pretty epic sunrise here!

Dm
Review №16

Try to walk there on/after sunset. It's amazing.

Sh
Review №17

Need some mental peace and a run/walk to calm your head ?The go to place for that is THIS

Ke
Review №18

It's a lovely walk. Slightly hilly part with steps at one point but otherwise flat and good for bikes, buggies and wheelchairs for at least half or 3/4. Lots of options for water sports in summer.

Ol
Review №19

We are so blessed with this lagoon and walkway. The track by the railway on the water has been improved with new anti-slippery material. We go there quite often.

Sa
Review №20

Looks way different with new balustrade and lighting.

An
Review №21

This is a lovely peaceful place to visit. I like to walk the entire ring which runs from Meadowbank station along the boardwalk and around past the Scout den. Great to bring you dog for a walk. Bring your coffee down and a friend to chat with or your children

Ro
Review №22

Good for a stroll and probably jet skiing if I had one. Entrance is a bit narrow in places and would require someone to reverse if two vehicles met head on.

Sh
Review №23

Interesting walk with native bush and boardwalk over the water. Off lead area for dogs as well

Ka
Review №24

Well maintained, easy walk

De
Review №25

Lovely walk with native birdsong. Good track, well maintained, dog friendly

Ua
Review №26

Nice place for a walk & run with family, partners, friends & pets.

Ni
Review №27

.(08/2018)This beautiful reserve is located over Orakei road and can be easily spotted on the roadside from a moving vehicle in normal traffic.Easily accessible from different directions.This reserve and adjoining basin are pretty big in size.Well maintained. Clean and obstacle free walkways.Detailed description and maps are provided on the boards near entrances.There are multiple walkways, children play areas and couple of exercise areas.Beautiful views of basin are presented around the walkways.Seating and benches are provided at regular distances for taking rest and enjoying the views.Good place for quick visits or a leisure walk on a clear day. Dedicated play areas for kids make it ideal for children.This reserve is dog friendly.A good place to do a get-together or organise a picnic on a clear day.Multiple spacious parking areas are provided at different entrances. Wheelchair parking is available and there are wheelchair accessible entrances.

Do
Review №28

Very beautiful place. However my car window glass was broken and taken my friend's hand bag. Beware of thieve's

Lo
Review №29

Good walk

Ba
Review №30

A brilliant walk.

Ch
Review №31

Beatifully all seasons.all wheather.

Pa
Review №32

Beautiful spot. Upgraded path and walkway is an added bonus.

Ja
Review №33

What a wonderful place(shhh)...water, grass plus a new footpath. Loop around or do a section. Path from carpark suitable for wheelchairs but not the whole loop.

Ri
Review №34

Off leash areas for dogs, pleasant 3km walk around the complete track

Sh
Review №35

Good walking around the BasinNice people & dogs

di
Review №36

Nice walk around the basin.

Fa
Review №37

Great sight to walk the dog, practice my ukulele without disturbance

Em
Review №38

Really need more bins so people don't litter as much

Gl
Review №39

Beautiful and physical

R
Review №40

Great walking track in City Centre. Parts suitable for cyclists. A place for everyone.

Du
Review №41

Fantastic walk around the basin. It takes around 30 minutes to complete the walk. A lot of trees and a good track. There are some pieces of art around the track. There are constantly views of over the basin and very easily accessible.

Ke
Review №42

Awesome. The new paths are good. It's a nice fresh walk.

T
Review №43

The Orakei Basin venue was a beautiful and memorable venue for functions. The staffs are professional and able to cater to wide function variety. If you have an event, this is the place.

Pe
Review №44

Wow what a great new path all the way to the boat club. Just one steep hill to contend with.

Ad
Review №45

Be aware that this place is partially closed due to maintenance. However it is a nice walk when possible to go all the way round.

ry
Review №46

BEST VIEW EVER!!!

Va
Review №47

Listen to the birds & walk....gorgeous

EB
Review №48

Rain or shine walk the talk, views fantastic...enjoying a chatter to pass byers as you walk around the Orakei basin. Better still sweat a cool ale eatery outlets across the road.

Sa
Review №49

Great walkways and stunning views!

H
Review №50

Quiet and peaceful walk around the basin. Easily accessible.

Yu
Review №51

Peaceful little spot.

Di
Review №52

Very cool walk around the basin

Dn
Review №53

I was there late at night, so a bit spooky, but gorgeous during the day

An
Review №54

Really great walk for dogs

Mo
Review №55

Nice place to chill out

Ro
Review №56

Nice place to walk, good place to walk the dogs (but on leash except in the clearly marked off leash areas, of course). Very nice in nice weather, a bit of bird life, great you can do the full circuit now.

Fr
Review №57

Beautiful track makes for a good running spot

Er
Review №58

Good place to take a walk

Ti
Review №59

Good 2.8km loop around basin.

Vi
Review №60

Lovely, if slightly challenging walk around the basin. Lots of steps and a bit slippery in places at this time of year (winter). But lots of bird song too.

Ma
Review №61

Kindly treated by ACC COS OF WEALTHY neighbours and neighbourhood ie ratepayers and resident councillors. Not horribly neglected like poor little Panmure Basin on the Tamaki Estuary

Gl
Review №62

Lovely walk right around the basin. Off leash dog walking areas to, so great for dog lovers

Rh
Review №63

Great for walks especially with dogs, or water sports. Most awesome in Summer. In winter be aware there is a lot of mud, so bring boots.

Ad
Review №64

Nice little hidden jem... Quite spot to have lunch or a break from the world

Ro
Review №65

What a wonderful place for an hour's walk around Orakei Basi n. Free and great for kids and their dogs for a fun time. I'd never been there before and I've lived in Auckland for decades. Relaxing treasurer. Close to Farro Fresh also!!!

Co
Review №66

Always lovely to come here. Great place for the dogs to run about.

Je
Review №67

Great off leash park. Just wish they could fence the top part near the road otherwise dogs really enjoy it alot

Di
Review №68

Great place to water ski

Ro
Review №69

Walk here most days. Beautiful sanctuary in the middle of suburbia.

ke
Review №70

Great place to chill in the sun

Re
Review №71

Nice atmosphere to do walking and jogging. Very clean surroundings and lots of sights to see.

Co
Review №72

Good off-lead dog park with a few decent swim spots.

al
Review №73

Nice for a good walk

Ar
Review №74

Beautiful place for family hangout

Va
Review №75

Nice walk within city limits

St
Review №76

Takes around 1hr to walk around the basin. The only challenge is a flight of steps half way through. Close to Palmers Garden whom they allow dogs at the cafe.

Ma
Review №77

Nice views but not enough parking. Very dog friendly which was great

To
Review №78

Great place. Fantastic walk.

Fi
Review №79

A pleasant walk around the basin

Kr
Review №80

Best place to go for a walk in central Auckland, very peaceful and serene, amazing views.

cy
Review №81

Pathways are dangerous for disabled folks

Pr
Review №82

Hasn't reopened since closure for maintenance on feb 2019

Je
Review №83

An oasis in the middle of Auckland. Great afternoon lake walk and beautiful sunsets.

Ac
Review №84

Beautiful walk in the summer!

Li
Review №85

Nice walk around the basin/ lake. Nice for dog walking and picnic.

Da
Review №86

This has to be the best place in central Auckland to take the dogs for a good walk off their leashes.

Ra
Review №87

Good for a dog walk :)

An
Review №88

Great walk

Do
Review №89

Great place for a walk or run.

Ni
Review №90

Very calm easy boat launch

Gr
Review №91

A pleasant place with a good walking path almost right around.

Ca
Review №92

Grouse day on the basin with the breathers

Ma
Review №93

Very nice place for a walk on a sunny Sunday.

Ge
Review №94

Great place to teach dinghy sailing. Pity that the water is a bit iffy to swim in.

Mo
Review №95

Awesome natural water falls .. great place for the whole family

A.
Review №96

Orakei Basin Walkway - a nice short walk around the basin.

pa
Review №97

Good to see the more of improvements

Jo
Review №98

Excellent place for walking dog without a leash

Ma
Review №99

Nice walking

Le
Review №100

Really great walk, enjoyed it

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  • Address:249 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050, New Zealand
  • Site:https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks-recreation/Pages/park-details.aspx?Location=136
  • Phone:+64 9-301 0101
Categories
  • Park
  • City park
  • Tourist attraction
Working hours
  • Monday:Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday:Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday:Open 24 hours
  • Thursday:Open 24 hours
  • Friday:Open 24 hours
  • Saturday:Open 24 hours
  • Sunday:Open 24 hours
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
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