Western Springs Park is a large wildlife sanctuary located 8 minutes drive from the CBD. Surrounding a lake fed by natural springs, facilities include walking tracks, drinking fountains, picnic tables, BBQs and a kids playground.
Situated beside major attractions including Auckland Zoo and MOTAT, the stadium has hosted big name international acts such as the Foo Fighters and Eminem.
The lake is a refuge for the orea eel, with many native trees and bird species to be found in the park including the Pukeko.
Check out the annual Pasifika Festival, one of numerous events held onsite.
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I'm so lucky to live so close this absolute stunner! It's so very easy on the eyes, and cleansing for the soul. The perfect place to take a breather, and leave behind the stresses of life in the concrete jungle. Go for a walk/run, have a picnic, or simply laze around and enjoy the company of the abundant wildlife. Makes for one epic day out.