Wai-O-Taiki Playground & Nature Reserve for Kids

Wai-O-Taiki Playground & Nature Reserve for Kids

This gem of a playground, sometimes referred to a Fernwood Place Playground is tucked away in the nature reserve at Wai O Taiki Bay next to the neighbourhoods of Glen Innes and Point England. The playground and reserve can be accessed from the nearby quiet residential streets Fernwood Place and Silverton Avenue in Wai O Taiki Bay.

It is a lovely playground with a lot to offer and pretty much all the equipment is wooden, blending in neatly with its surroundings. 

There are climbing poles and other wooden play equipment which my kids (aged 10 and 8) really enjoyed as they were quite unique. There is also a wobbly log bridge, spiderweb, climbing net, slide, seesaw, carousel, monkey bars and swings (to suit all ages).

We think the playground is suited for children of all ages as there is something for every age group to enjoy. It also has a couple of benches for the parents to sit and watch from.

Auckland for Kids tips about Waiotaiki Playground

  • Suitable for toddlers, preschool, primary school and intermediate school age children.

  • Not fenced

  • Not many people know about this playground, so you may be lucky and get it all to yourself.

Where is Waiotaiki Nature Reserve & Playground?

Waiotaiki Nature Reserve Playground can be accessed from either Fernwood Place or Silverton Avenue in Wai O Taiki Bay.

What other fun places are there to go with kids near Wai-O-Taiki Playground and Nature Reserve?

If you are visiting Wai-O-Taiki Playground and have more time to enjoy the area, then we recommend taking the kids to discover these nearby family-friendly places:

  • Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve a 25 hectare wildlife reserve with plenty of native birds and trees to spot on your walk through the bush and along the lagoon.

  • Roberta Reserve Playground¬†overlooking Glendowie Bay

  • Crossfield Reserve Skatepark and Playground in Glendowie

  • Walk, bike or scoot along part of the the Tamaki Path that goes from Wai-O-Taiki Nature Reserve to Panmure Wharf and follows the Tamaki River and looks out towards Bucklands Beach to visit:

  • Glen Innes Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre

  • Having coffee and a snack at Baker & Co which has plenty of gluten free food.

  • Churchill Park which is a 40 hectare park with open pastures and farm animals.

  • Visiting the village at St Heliers Beach and the St Heliers Bay Playground

Kids playing at the playground in Mount Wellington Reserve
Nearby Mt Wellington War Memorial Park