Cornwall Park


Tree Trail

Cornwall Park Tree Trail


They who plant an avenue of trees cannot in the nature of things hope to enjoy them in their maturity and grandeur, they plant for "generations unborn". Much that we have and prize today comes to us from our fathers. They did not make or build to last their time but rather that something worthy should mark their passage and be their memorial.

Adapted by Cornwall Park Trustees, 1951.


Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill Domain constitute Auckland’s finest city park. The open pastures, interspersed with trees of many kinds, give the area its peaceful, rural atmosphere.

The tree plantings date back well over 100 years. This list records most of the species, both native and introduced, that can be found in the park. A wide selection of New Zealand native trees, Australian trees and northern hemisphere conifers are represented.

Cornwall Park Tree Trail

Tree Trail Map, discover the locations of the trees on our trail.

Find out more about the trees on our tree trail here:


The Olive Grove was planted by Sir John Logan Campbell, and contains trees that are over 130 years old.


This grand specimen of Pohutukawa pre dates Sir John Logan Campbell's arrival in New Zealand in 1840.


This group of Coastal Redwoods were planted in Cornwall Park in the late 1920s and are among the tallest trees in Cornwall Park.


Karaka are common in Cornwall Park, with some trees thought to be the remnants of Maori plantings.


The grove of Eucalypt trees dates from the 1930s, and contains a wide variety of species including several that are uncommon in New Zealand.


This grove of Kauri is the largest of several Kauri Groves in Cornwall Park, and is place of tranquil respite for Park visitors.


Twin Oak Drive dates from the late 1930s, planted with trees grown from acorns in Cornwall Park.

Pin Oak

The beautiful Pin Oak is thought to have been planted at the time Twin Oak Drive was being constructed.


The group of Ginkgo was planted in the eastern area of Cornwall Park in the late 1960s, following the removal of a section of the Cornwall Hospital (1943-1974).

Moreton Bay Fig

This Moreton Bay Fig was planted in the early 1900s, and with its low spreading branches and large buttress roots, provides shade and a source of fascination to park visitors.

Algerian Oak

This magnificent Algerian Oak, planted in the 1920s, has the distinction of being selected as a Notable Tree, meaning it is an outstanding specimen.


These two impressive Totara were planted in the 1920s and form part of the original carriageway into Cornwall Park.


This immense tree is one of several Macrocarpa thought to have been planted by Sir John Logan Campbell in the late 1800s.


These attractive trees are common in Cornwall Park, including fine examples of Puriri planted in the early 1900s.

Horse Chestnut

This lovely Horse Chestnut was planted in the 1960s, along with many trees of both New Zealand and exotic origin.


Feature Trees

Feature Trees - ten species dominate the landscape at Cornwall Park.



Native Trees

Native Trees - a quarter of the trees and shrubs in Cornwall Park are native to New Zealand. Learn some of these species here.

Exotic Trees

Exotic Trees - 75% of the trees and shrubs in Cornwall Park are exotic species that have been introduced to New Zealand. Learn some of these species here.

Sir John Logan Campbell
Sir John Logan Campbell standing in the avenue close to the Cricket grounds. The avenue is flanked by some of the oldest trees in the Park and is the only remaining section of the 'Drive' laid out and used for many years by Sir John.