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Cornwall Park Auckland

Cornwall Park, Auckland

Cornwall Park in the Epsom district is the largest green space in Auckland. Altogether with the adjacent area of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill Domain, the parkland covers 670 acres (270 hectares).

Maungakiekie is administered by the Maori Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective.

The park is named after the Duke of Cornwall and York later George V. The Duke was on a visit to New Zealand at the time of the park's purchase by Sir John Logan Campbell.

Cornwall Park Auckland.
Cornwall Park Auckland


The land that the park and Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill Domain occupy was once one of Auckland's largest volcanoes - Maungakiekie.

From the 17th century the land was a Maori (fortified settlement). By the late 18th century, the Maori had left the and sold the land to Irish merchant Thomas Henry with One Tree Domain passing to The Crown.

Businessmen and later mayor Sir John Logan Campbell (the so-called "Father of Auckland") and William Brown bought the land from Henry in 1853. In 1901 the land became open to all New Zealanders. Logan Campbell is buried on the summit of Maungakiekie One Tree Hill.

During World War II, the park served as a hospital for wounded soldiers.

Cornwall Park, Auckland.
Cornwall Park


The park provides a pleasant environment for many outdoor activities. These include walking, jogging, cricket, rugby union and rugby league, archery, tennis and bowls.

Home to various animals such as cattle, sheep and over 30 species of birds including blackbirds, guineafowl, kereru, myna, pheasants and quails, Cornwall Park has long been an active farm with the land first used agriculturally by its first inhabitants, the Maori.

The Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is located within the park along with the Cornwall Park Cafe, Auckland Archery Club and a band rotunda.

Several events take place throughout the year including guided walks, tai chi sessions and workshops.

The 4-star Greenlane Manor Motel is on the northeastern edge of Cornwall Park.

John Logan Campbell.
John Logan Campbell (1817-1912)

Access & Map

Inquiries: Huia Lodge Discovery Hub
Tel: 09 630 8485

Address: PO Box 26072
Epsom 1344

Park gates open from 7 am - 8 pm.

Dogs are welcome in the park, but must be on a lead at all time.

The nearest station to the northern entrance to the station is Greenlane. Buses from Auckland CBD run to close to both the northern and the southern entrances of the park. Journey time is about 30 minutes.

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