Atiu Creek Regional Park
Event Description

Ātiu Creek Farm was gifted to Auckland Regional Council by Jackie and Pierre Chatelanat in 2005 who wanted to protect the cultural and heritage values of the area and ensure that all New Zealanders could enjoy access to the Kaipara Harbour.
Auckland Council are not your typical farmers. We provide open grassland, recreation, and access to the region’s farming heritage whilst retaining countryside landscapes that support conservation and recreation. As custodians of the land, we strive to protect the cultural and heritage values of these landscapes and act like a land management and educational tool.

Ātiu Creek is a working sheep and cattle farm, we pride ourselves in our endeavors to become leaders in environmentally sustainable farming. Auckland Council has a small, specialized Farming team working alongside the Park Rangers to help us achieve these goals on approximately 1400 ha of the Regional Parks network. You will be able to meet some of them on the day.

On the day:

• You will see sheep being shorn
• Sheep being handled and worked in the sheep yards
• You will see sheep dogs working the stock
• You will be able to have hands on animal experience
• Cattle handling demonstration
• There will be plenty of photo opportunities
• There will be tractor to sit in
• At the end of the tour there will an opportunity to picnic and go for a self-guided farm walk

Notes & Amenities

- No Dogs

- Wheelchair Accessible

- Activities for Kids

- Activities for Adults

- On Tar Road

- Bathroom facilities on-site