Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

Duder Park a Great Place to Visit


Duder Park is a great place to visit,  and is less than a 40 minute drive from Ormiston.


It is located on the pohutukawa-fringed Whakakaiwhara Peninsula, which cuts out into the Tamaki Strait.


Visitors may feel like they are on their own island as they enjoy the 360 degree views extending to the Brookby/Maraetai hills, the Hunua Ranges and Hauraki Gulf islands.

Casual group size limit for Duder Regional Park is 75

Opening hours

Pedestrian access Open 24 hours
Summer gate opening hours
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Daylight savings)
Winter gate opening hours
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Non daylight savings)

How to get to Duder

Physical Address:   933R North Road, Clevedon

Take State Highway 1 south and turn off at Te Irirangi Drive and veer left. At the fourth set of traffic lights turn right into Ormiston Road and head towards Whitford. At the T-junction turn left into Whitford and right at the roundabout onto Whitford – Maraetai Road. Continue through Maraetai and take Maraetai Coast Road to Umupuia.

Please note that booking hours for regional parks will now operate from 8.00am – 7.00pm Monday through to Sunday for SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites.  No bookings can be taken over the phone or in person on park after this time.  

No cash payments are available at any time on park.  For all payment methods, click here.

We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on 09 366 2000, option 2, to make your booking.


Kauri dieback is a deadly disease, killing Kauri trees throughout the Auckland region. The Kauri in Duder regional park are currently healthy, please help us keep it that way!  For more information click here.  Also see information about Track closures in the Hunua ranges.

Park facilities
Park activities

Auckland's Special Housing Areas Producing More Houses

Two years into the Housing Accord and the establishment of Auckland Council’s Housing Project Office and the establishment of Special Housing Areas (SHA’s) , there is much to celebrate.


In the last two years alone, through the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act (HASHAA), Auckland Council has released around 1,700ha of land that would not have been able to be built on for several years without the SHAs.


Additionally, to date SHAs have enabled almost 50,000 homes to be built, which will, over time, make a significant impact on housing supply right across the Auckland region.


Ree Anderson, Housing Project Office Director, says developers are active in the SHAs and homes will be delivered faster because of them.


“In the usual development cycle, large developments similar to the scale in SHAs take around five years or more. To date SHAs have enabled almost 50,000 homes to be built, over time, and this will show up in figures for completed homes in the coming year,” says Ms Anderson.


The role of Auckland Council

She says that it’s also important that people understand council doesn’t build houses.


“What it does do is enable them to be built. In fact, under the Housing Accord signed with Government, the target is for Auckland Council to complete 39,000 consents for sites or dwellings. It is developers, not council, who do the building.”


During this earthworks season, which began on 1 October, Auckland Council expects to see around 1,000ha of land in SHAs undergoing work in preparation for the building of new homes. 


Key numbers

  • 97 SHAs
  • 47,000 potential SHA dwellings enabled
  • 1700 hectares of land made available
  • 12,000 homes in new greenfield areas undergoing rezoning and masterplanning
  • 2000 consented homes in SHAs
  • 39,000 the target for consented sites or dwellings over the course of the Housing Accord