Walking your dog

Horotiu Dog Agility Park

The Waikato District Council requires dogs to be leashed in all public areas unless you are in a designated off-leash area in a park.

There are many off-leash dog exercise areas in the Waikato district, including beaches, where dogs may be exercised if they are under continuous control and all faeces are removed. There are also some ‘no-go’ areas where you can’t take your dog at all.

Select a town from the below list to find out where the dog exercise areas and no-go areas are located.

  • A fenced area on the shore of Lake Hakanoa situated at the end of Onslow Street in the Huntly Domain.
  • The grassed area along the Waikato River on Riverview Road known as the Riverview Reserve.
  • Fenced dog park on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Graham Place.

Bridal Veil Falls (Waireninga Reserve)

There is no dog exercise areas at Bridal Veil Falls because it is part of a Department of Conservation reserve. 

 

Horotiu

Horotiu park

Located next to the Waikato River on Horotiu Bridge Road.

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Horotiu dog agility park

Located next the playground on the corner of SH1 and Horotiu Road.

  • Fully Fenced
  • Dog agility equipment
  • Children's playground
  • Off street parking

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Huntly

Lake Hakanoa

A fenced area on the shore of Lake Hakanoa situated at the end of Onslow Street in the Huntly Domain.

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Riverview Reserve

Located along the Waikato River on Riverview Road.

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Fairfield Avenue 

Fenced dog park on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Graham Place.

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Ngaruawahia

Regent Street Reserve

The grassed area from Great South Road to the end of area bordering Turangawaewae Marae.

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Waikato Esplanade Reserve

From the Great South Road bridge pilings on Lower Waikato Esplanade along the grassed area known as the Waikato Esplanade Reserve to Belt Street.

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Great South Road

The fenced area on the corner of Great South Road and Ellery Street.

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Waipa Esplanade

Waipa Esplanade Reserve from the Pony Club along the grassed area to the area below Princess Street.

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Pokeno

Pokeno Domain

Located in the Pokeno Domain on Avon Road next to the tennis courts.

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Port Waikato

Sunset beach

Sunset beach, beyond 250 metres north or south of any lifesaving patrolled areas. This extends along the shoreline to Maretai Bay, but does not include the reserve area.

Note: The area within the lifesaving patrolled areas is prohibited from 10am to 6pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays from the beginning of Labour Weekend to the end of March from the following year.

This is specified in the Prohibited areas schedule.

Raglan

Aro Aro Reserve

The fenced area on the corner of Wallis Street and John Street known as Aro Aro Reserve.

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Opotoru inlet 

The grassed area and foreshore from the boat ramp in the Opotoru inlet to the Aerodrome Bridge.

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Wainui Reserve carpark to Ngarunui Beach

From the Wainui Reserve carpark at the western end of Te Riria Kereopa Memorial Drive to 300 metres south of the northern walkway at Ngarunui Beach below the Wainui Reserve.

Beach area

Beach areas from the wharf, the Cliffs, Cox's Bay, Lorenzen Bay, The Doughboys and Moonlight Bay.

Taupiri

Te Kauwhata

Te Kauwhata Recreation Reserve

Located in the fenced area on the Te Kauwhata Recreation Reserve.

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Te Kowhai

Te Kowhai Recreation Reserve, except when the reserve is being used for sporting activities.

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Tuakau

Les Batkin Reserve

Located in Les Batkin Reserve, from Tuakau Bridge to (but excluding) the toilet block and from the carpark entrance to the northern boundary.

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Alexandra Redoubt Reserve 

Located on Alexandra Redoubt Reserve in the specified area.

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Whatawhata

Located at the Whatawhata sports field, except when the field is being used for sporting activities.

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