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Duder Regional Park

Why FOR Parks?

With the changed governance of the Auckland region it is important that our Regional Parks continue to receive the best care and attention. 

With that in mind it was decided to form a Friends of Regional Parks Society to show support for the Regional Parks and to help ensure that their importance continues to be recognised.

Friends of Regional Parks works alongside Auckland Council and volunteer groups in the parks as supporters and guardians of the Regional Parks network, providing vision and education, continuity, protection and a citizen’s voice for the Regional Parks.

History of the Regional Parks

The Auckland Regional Council Parks network was established in 1965 and is made up of 26 different parks, covering more than 40,000 hectares of land with recreational, historic and ecological value.
  • More than 500kms of walking and tramping tracks
  • over 100kms of prime coastline
  • 55 picnic\events sites
  • 8 outdoor education centres
  • 40 campsites
  • bach accommodation
  • 9 historic homesteads
  • 1120 historic sites
  • thousands of hectares of native forest
  • 3 open sanctuaries