Parks and reserves
Parks and reserves are now open, including Mauao, McLaren Falls Park (apart from the campground and hostel which remain closed), Moturiki (Leisure Island) and Oropi Mountain Bike Park. Further details on specific parks below.
When in our parks and reserves please keep your distance from others (ideally two metres) and give way on narrow footpaths, walkways and bridges.
As maintenance activities will be increasing, to keep you and our teams safe we ask you to keep your distance. Where necessary, we will put signs up to let you know we are at work in the reserve. A wave or a thumbs up is appreciated, but with questions or to report any issues, please call us on 07 577 7000.
Mauao is open, however it is a COVID-19 high risk area due to the number of visitors, the inability for them to maintain safe physical distancing, and an inability to contact trace all users.
To protect yourself and others:
- Keep away from others (ideally 2m)
- Give way on narrow sections
- Avoid passing others
- Do not stop midtrack to talk to others
- Consider exercising elsewhere
McLaren Falls Park
The park is open to visitors under Alert Level 2 but the campground and the hostel remain closed.
Toilets are available at the information centre, on the Waterfall Track and at Pin Oak. The Hamilton Point/Top Flats and Cherry Bay toilets remain closed. All public barbecues remain switched off.
TECT All-Terrain Park
The TECT All-Terrain Park is partially open. Please check the TECT Park website for more information.
Papamoa Hills Regional Park
Papamoa Hills is managed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council – please check their website for the most up to date information.
Playgrounds, skate parks, pump tracks
All playgrounds, skate parks and pump tracks are open again. To protect your family and others:
- Stay home if you or your children are sick
- Keep your distance from others (ideally 2m)
- Wash your and your children’s hands before and after using any play equipment
Sports fields and courts
Sports fields and outdoor courts are open, but individual codes will depend on the ability to restart, social distancing, contact tracing and government guidelines.
All boat ramps are open again.
Public barbecues and water fountains
Public barbecues are not to be used under Alert Level 2 and remain switched off.
Water fountains have now been turned back on.