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Running in New Zealand

Show on the map There are 44 areas in New Zealand. See them all below. Auckland, Hamilton, Leamington, Wellington and Christchurch has the most runnable places.

Highly rated places to run in New Zealand

Saxton Field Athletics Track, Newtown Athletics Stadium, Hagley Park, Cornwall Park, Western Springs Park and Invercargill parkrun are popular places to run in this area.

Hagley Park / Christchurch
Flat asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by Bernard Spragg. NZ on Flickr
Cornwall Park / Maungakiekie-Tamaki
Hilly asphalt/concrete running spot
Image by russellstreet on Flickr

About track availability in New Zealand

Non school tracks in New Zealand are generally open to the public.

Climate in New Zealand

The climate differs a lot in different parts of New Zealand. The yearly average temperature in Wanaka is 6°C42°F compared to Auckland where it is 16°C60°F.

One of the best areas for running, temperature-wise, should be around Wellington. The temperature there seldom gets below 5°C40°F or over 20°C70°F.

More detailed information about the weather in New Zealand can be found on the page for each city.

Newtown Athletics Stadium / Wellington
400m synthetic track
Image by Br3nda on Flickr

Could you share some tips about running in New Zealand?

Show 26 tracks, 9 running spots and 35 group runs on the map

In New Zealand

Auckland | Hamilton | Leamington | Wellington | Christchurch | Maungakiekie-Tamaki | Upper Harbour | Howick | Dunedin | Hastings | Palmerston North | Tauranga | Whanganui | Whangarei | Gisborne | Albert-Eden | Invercargill | Hibiscus and Bays | Puketapapa | Henderson-Massey | Opaheke | Nelson | Timaru | Franklin | Lansdowne | Marton Junction | Mayfield | Boydtown | Napier | New Plymouth | Otaihanga | Lower Hutt | Porirua | Rotorua | Rainbow Point | East Gore | Balclutha | Rolleston | Pegasus | Wanaka | Greytown | Upper Hutt | Waipukurau | Waitemata Show all areas


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