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Source: Auckland Council

While the Auckland region is in Alert Level 3, Auckland Council will continue to provide essential services to Aucklanders, including support for workers and members of the community.

Along with Auckland Transport continuing to provide public transport services for essential travel, 97 public toilets will remain open in our parks and open spaces. These facilities will undergo regular cleaning while Alert Level 3 is in place.

Selection of public toilets under Alert Level 3

Generally, public toilets are required to be closed under the government’s Alert Level 3 guidance.

The council has made provision to open a small number of toilets, around 100, to ensure they’re available for workers carrying out essential work in Alert Level 3 and in areas where there’s a particular need, like for rough sleeper communities.

Toilets have been identified based on proximity to transport and freight routes, for people using or delivering these services; around vulnerable communities and near essential businesses.

We also must balance our management of open toilets with the strict rules around physical distancing in small spaces, provision of essential services and the limited number of staff or contractors that we are allowed to have working at the moment. We are required to only operate a skeleton maintenance team and servicing open public toilets requires higher frequency cleaning due to the virulence of the delta strain of COVID-19.

Public toilets that remain open (as of 22 September 2021) are listed below:


Public toilets open in the Devonport-Takapuna, Upper Harbour, Hibiscus and Bays, Kaipātiki and Rodney local board areas 

  • Takapuna Beach, Hauraki Road, Devonport-Takapuna
  • Milford Shops public toilet, 141 Kitchener Road, Milford, Devonport-Takapuna
  • Anzac car park public toilets, 40 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Devonport-Takapuna
  • Narrow Neck Beach, 2 Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck, Devonport-Takapuna
  • North Shore Memorial Park Exeloo, 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Schnapper Rock, Upper Harbour
  • North Shore Memorial Park public toilets (adjacent to main building), 235 Schnapper Rock Road, Schnapper Rock, Upper Harbour
  • Hooton Reserve Exeloo, 259 Oteha Valley Road, Albany, Upper Harbour
  • Army Bay toilets, Shakespear Regional Park, 1501 Whangaparāoa Road, Army Bay, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Gulf Harbour Marina Hammerhead Reserve (right side next to car park), 1346 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Gulf Harbour Recreation Reserve, R40 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Hatfields Beach Reserve, 544 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Hatfields Beach, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Stanmore Bay Park (beach front), 162 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Stanmore Bay Park, Stanmore Bay Road entrance, Stanmore Bay, Hibiscus and Bays
  • Hilders Park, Beach Haven Wharf, 1 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven, Kaipātiki
  • Marlborough Park, (near car park), 13 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield, Kaipātiki
  • Little Shoal Bay Reserve/Dudding Park, 20 Council Terrace, Northcote Point, Kaipātiki
  • Jean Sampson Reserve, 25 Queen Street, Northcote Point, Kaipātiki
  • Creek Lane (Exeloo), Creek Lane, Helensville, Rodney
  • Kaukapakapa Hall and Library (south-west corner of car park), 943 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Rodney
  • Kumeu Utility Reserve (beside The Fireplace), 66 Main Road, Kumeu, Rodney
  • Mangakura Reserve (behind boat club), 3691a State Highway 16, Mangakura, Rodney
  • Port Albert Wharf Reserve, Wharf Road, Port Albert, Rodney
  • Riverhead War Memorial Park toilet, 1087 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Riverhead, Rodney
  • Scotts Landing boat ramp toilet, Ridge Road, Scotts Landing, Rodney
  • Warkworth Service Centre and Library, 1A, Baxter Street, Warkworth, Rodney
  • Kowhai Park toilet, car park (just off SH1), 1 Matakana Road, Warkworth, Rodney
  • Wellsford public toilet, 118 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Rodney 


Public toilets open in the Waitematā, Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa local board areas 

  • Auckland Domain Grandstand and toilet, 20 Park Road, Grafton, Waitematā
  • Pitt Street public toilets (by Beresford Square), Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Wellesley Street, 18 Wellesley Street West, Wellesley Street, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • High Street, 62 High Street, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Fort Street, 20 Fort Street, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Victoria Park toilet (near skatepark), 203-271 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Victoria Park toilet (Victoria St West), 203-271 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Myers Park toilet, 72 Greys Avenue, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Silo Park toilets, Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central, Waitematā
  • Western Park toilet, (corner Hopetoun Street), 5-7 Ponsonby Road, Freemans Bay, Waitematā
  • Western Park toilet (by playground), 5-7 Ponsonby Road, Freemans Bay, Waitematā
  • Newmarket Park toilet, 51 Ayr Street, Parnell, Waitematā
  • Potters Park, 173 Balmoral Road, Balmoral, Albert-Eden
  • Bellwood Avenue, 4a Bellwood Avenue, Mount Eden, Albert-Eden
  • Coyle Park (public toilet and change rooms), 528 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, Waitematā
  • May Road War Memorial Park, 13 May Road, Mount Roskill, Puketāpapa
  • Mount Roskill, 366 Mount Albert Rd, Mount Roskill, Puketāpapa
  • Keith Hay Park (basketball court), 660 Richardson Road, Mount Roskill, Puketāpapa
  • Lynfield Reserve, 21 The Avenue, Lynfield, Puketāpapa

Gulf Islands 

Public toilets open in the Waiheke and Aotea / Great Barrier Island local board areas 

  • Claris Airfield and parking, 70 Hector Sanderson Road, Aotea / Great Barrier Island
  • Homersham Reserve, 131 The Strand, Waiheke Island, Waiheke
  • Kennedy Point Reserve, Donald Bruce Road, Surfdale, Waiheke
  • Omiha Beach Reserve, 2A Glen Brook Road, Oneroa, Waiheke
  • Onetangi Sports Pavilion, Onetangi Sports Park (Rangihoua),133-165, Onetangi, Waiheke
  • Ostend Domain toilet, 67 Wharf Road, Waiheke
  • Putiki Reserve, 14 Shelly Beach Road, Waiheke Island, Waiheke


Public toilets open in the Ōrākei and Howick local board areas 

  • St Heliers Bay Beach Reserve, Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Ōrākei
  • Moore Street, 27 Moore Street, Howick, Howick


Public toilets open in the Whau, Henderson-Massey and Waitākere Ranges local board areas 

  • Avondale Town Centre, 1959 Great North Road, Avondale, Whau
  • Olympic Park toilet (south end), 36 Portage Road, New Lynn, Whau
  • Olympic Park toilet (eastern end), 24 Portage Road, Avondale, Whau
  • Gittos Domain toilet, 572-578 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Whau
  • Gardner Reserve, Rankin Avenue, New Lynn, Whau
  • Glendene, 4343, Great North Road, Glendene, Henderson-Massey
  • Te Pai Park, 31-35 Te Pai Place, Henderson, Henderson-Massey
  • Tui Glen Reserve, 2 Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson, Henderson-Massey
  • Railside Avenue, 31, Railside Avenue, Henderson, Henderson-Massey
  • Jack Pringle Village Green, 595 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatū Peninsula, Henderson-Massey
  • Waikumete Cemetery public toilets, (Kowhai Road), 4128A Great North Road, Glen Eden
  • Waikumete Cemetery, Waitākere View toilet, 137 Awaroa Road, Glen Eden
  • Waikumete Cemetery public toilets (Acmena Road), 4128A Great North Road, Glen Eden
  • Glenmall shops, in car park near #37-39, Glenmall Place, Glen Eden, Waitākere Ranges
  • Township Park toilet, Township Road, Waitākere, Waitākere Ranges


Public toilets open in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa, Papakura and Franklin local board areas 

  • Ambury Park Farm Display Centre, 43 Ambury Road, Māngere Bridge, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens, (Children’s Garden Toilet), 102 Hill Road, The Gardens, Manurewa
  • Manurewa Library Complex Grounds, Manurewa Town Centre toilet block, 7 Hill Road, Manurewa
  • Manurewa Town Centre, 171R Great South Road, Manurewa, Manurewa
  • Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Upper Municipal Place, Onehunga, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Panmure Library and Community Hall, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Panmure Wharf Reserve, 102-104 Kings Road, Panmure, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Point England Reserve (fields toilet), 254 Point England Road, Point England, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki
  • Otara Town Centre, (Bairds Rd playground Female toilets), Bairds Road, Otara, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Otara Town Centre, (Bairds Rd playground Male toilets), Bairds Road, Otara, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Otara Town Centre, (East Tamaki Bus Shelter toilet), 120R Bairds Road, Otara, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Ngati Otara Park Toilets, 100R Otara Road, Ōtara, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Shirley Road, 21 Shirley Road, Papatoetoe, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Hayman Park (kiosk and toilet building, Davis Ave), 57R Wiri Station Road, Wiri, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Manukau Memorial Gardens, 361 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Manukau Memorial Gardens (west toilet block), 403 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, Ōtara-Papatoetoe
  • Central Park Reserve, 57 Wood Street, Papakura, Papakura
  • Drury Domain, 214-230 Great South Road, Drury, Papakura
  • Ray Small Park (by carpark), 31 Ray Small Drive, Papakura, Papakura
  • Roseland Toilets, 11R O’Shannessey Street, Papakura, Papakura
  • Pukekohe Town Centre, 163 King Street, Pukekohe, Franklin
  • Maraetai Reserve, 1R Maratai Drive, Maraetai, Franklin
  • Te Toro Recreation Reserve (top of reserve), Te Toro Road, Pollok, Franklin
  • Constable Road toilet, Constable Road, Waiuku, Franklin
  • Sunkist Bay Reserve, 52R First View Avenue, Beachlands, Franklin