Mount Wellington War Memorial Reserve Playground in Auckland

Mount Wellington War Memorial Reserve Playground in Auckland

Mt Wellington Reserve Playground and Swings
Mount Wellington War Memorial Park Playground | Photo: Auckland for Kids

Fun children’s playground in Panmure at the side of a large Reserve in Mt Wellington War Memorial Park (also know as Dunkirk Reserve). The park overlooks the Tamaki Estuary with stunning views across to river to Half Moon Bay and Farm Cove. The Park joins the Tamaki Path and is flat and wide enough to easily walk or bike along. We liked this neighbourhood park as it’s fun for all ages as there is play equipment for older kids as well as for younger children.

Kids playing at the playground in Mount Wellington Reserve

There is a fun wooden climbing town with a giant orange slide leading off from it. 

Mt Wellington Reserve Playground

Children will enjoy the climbing frame to challenge themselves, especially for 5 year olds and upwards right through to teens.

Mt Wellington Park climbing frame
Climbing frame and tower at Mt Wellington War Memorial Reserve Park.

On the day we visited the park the flying fox was broken, with no handle to hold onto or seat to sit on when going for a ride on he flying fox so we couldn’t try it.  There also used to be a roundabout and seesaw but have been removed when we visited.

The park has public toilets, rubbish bins and picnic tables and is adjacent to a large sports field.

Mount Wellington Reserve flying fox and public toilets
Flying fox and public toilets
Wooden climbing poles
Child climbing on the Mt Wellington playground in Panmure, NZ

Auckland for Kids Tips:

  • Suitable for toddlers and pres-choolers, primary school aged children, intermediate school children and young teenagers;

  • Public toilets;

  • Drinking fountains;

  • Picnic tables and seats;

  • Large grass sports fields for the kids to play on are adjacent to the park;

  • The playground and park are not fenced and as it is near the water you will need to keep an eye on little ones.

  • Trees provide shade to the playground, but there are no shade cloths.

  • Car parking available on the street next to the playground.

Mt Wellington Reserve Playground 2021
Mt Wellington Playground climbing frames


Mount Wellington War Memorial Park and playground is located at 14-50 Dunkirk Road, Panmure in Auckland, New Zealand. The park is only a short walk away from Panmure Village and shops.

Other fun playgrounds and scenic spots, that are a short walk, bike ride or drive away include:
– Stonefield Playground, Bluestone Park and Stonefield Wetlands in Stonefields is a short drive away from this playground.
– Walk up to the top of Mount Wellington with the kids.
– Walk abound Panmure Basin and visit the parks around it.

Fun kids activities in the nearby neighbourhoods include Extreme Edge Rock Climbing in Mount Wellington, swimming at the YMCA Lagoon Stadium Leisure Centre in Panmure or at the Glen Innes Pool & Leisure Centre, getting some books out from Panmure Library, skating at Skateland Roller Skating and Sports Park in Mt Wellington or  jumping at Gravity NZ Trampoline Park.