Map of dog parks and dog exercise areas

Find out where you and your dog can exercise off-leash together in a dog-friendly environment.

There are seven different dog control categories, and each category is represented by a different colour on the map.

Category Description
Prohibited Dogs are prohibited
Prohibited / Leashed Dogs are prohibited in part of the area, but allowed on a leash in other parts
Leashed Dogs must be on a leash
Leashed / Under effective control Dogs must be on a leash in part of the area, but are allowed 'under effective control' in other parts
Summer beach prohibition Dogs are prohibited between 1 November and 31 March, 9am and 7pm, to protect swimming and recreation activities (but dog walkers can pass through with a dog on a short leash)
Dog parks Spaces set aside to allow dogs a space to exercise with other dogs and their owners, in a dog-friendly environment
Dog exercise areas Recommended spaces to exercise dogs off-leash

Other areas  or organisations such as the Department of Conservation (DOC) may have dog restrictions in place to protect wildlife or for other reasons. Refer to the DOC website (external link)or call your local DOC office for more details.

Note that dogs are prohibited on Quail Island / Ötamahua.