Takapuna’s great dog walking places 

Calling all dog lovers!

Want to find some fantastic places to go walking with your best mate? Here’s the gen on all the best walks to take on your next Auckland tail-wagging adventure.

Takapuna Beach

Takapuna Beach is the ultimate spot for beach fun with your furry buddy! This is straight-up the Auckland VIP spot for dogs.

Not only super dog-friendly but also one of the most picturesque beaches around.

It’s a North Shore canine paradise where your pups can let loose and have a blast.

Check out the off-lead hours here. 

Thorne Bay

If you walk north along the Takapuna to Milford coastal track, you’ll find Thorne Bay – an off-leash gem of a beach with powdery white sand and crystal-clear water.

Dogs adore this beach, especially when the tide’s low – they can splash around and quench their thirst in the sweet freshwater rock pool on the beach’s southern end.

Saint Leonard’s Beach

And that’s not all the beachy goodness Takapuna has in store.

Venture south, and you’ll discover Saint Leonard’s Beach – a year-round off-lead playground for pups where the fun never stops.

Your furry buddies will have a blast chasing their pals and getting properly saturated.

Off-leash parks 

Takapuna has beautiful parks that welcome people and their four-legged friends.

Killarney Park, Patuone Park, Taharoto Park, and Potters Park are all about carefree off-lead doggy fun.

The expansive spaces accommodate spirited games of fetch and playful bonding moments – they’re a win-win for fresh air, exercise and fun.

Peaceful reserves

Takapuna also boasts a collection of serene reserves tailor-made for peaceful strolls with your furry companions.

Auburn Street Reserve, Barry’s Point Reserve, Esmonde Road Reserve, Northcroft Esplanade Reserve, and Napier Reserve stand out as prime destinations for off-lead dog excursions.

These pockets of natural beauty provide excellent settings for doggy dates.

Walking tracks

For more exploring, Takapuna has some fantastic walking tracks to do with your dog.

They’ll need to be on lead, but the trails are so great that it won’t put a damper on your adventurous spirit.

The blend of reserves, parks and walking tracks in Takapuna makes it a sweet spot for dog lovers to chill with your best mate and soak in nature’s goodness. 

Check out our collection of the best walking and running tracks in and around Takapuna.

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