Big King Reserve
113 Duke Street, Mount Roskill
Big King Reserve, also known as Te Tatua-a-Riukiuta is set on the remains of a volcano. It is an off leash dog exercise area all year round, and it's open 24 hours. It's full of steep paths and steps, great for tiring out your pooch! There are also flatter parts of the reserve and lovely Pohutukawa trees, great for a picnic spot in summer. On wet days, do take caution, as it can get rather slippery and muddy. At the top, there are beautiful views of Mt Eden, Manukau Harbour and Waitakere Hills. The main car park is located on Duke Street, off Mt Eden Road. After work is a popular time for owners to walk their dogs, so a great place for doggie socialising!