Can I drive to do a recreation activity?  

You can drive within your region (or local area if you live near a regional boundary), to do a recreation activity. Stick to the option closest to home, and stay safe. 

Can I go to the beach or park? 

You can visit a beach or park in your region, or local area if near a regional boundary – try to visit the closest one to home. Make sure you stay 2 metres away from others. If the beach or park is busy, go home and try again later.  

Avoid using any common equipment touched by people from outside your bubble. 

Can I go mountain biking? 

Mountain biking is okay if you are experienced and know the trail. Stick to easy trails. Make sure you maintain a 2-metre distance from other people. 

Can I enjoy the outdoors, go tramping? 

You can go on day walks on easy trails in your region.  Note that all DOC huts, campsites and lodges in the Auckland region will be closed under Alert Level 3. 

Can I go hunting? 

Hunting of game birds or from motorised vehicles is not permitted. 

 Can I go surfing? 

Surfing is okay if you’re an experienced surfer and you stay in your region. Now is not the time to take up surfing as a new sport. Don’t take risks that might mean rescue services have to break their bubble to help you. 

Can I go swimming? 

You can go swimming in safe local spots. Don’t take risks that might mean rescue services have to break their bubble to help you. 

Can I go fishing? 

You can go fishing from the beach or a wharf. You should not fish from rocks or a boat because these can result in needing assistance or rescuing. Don’t take risks that might mean rescue services have to break their bubble to help you. 

Can I go out on the water? 

Boating, jet-skiing and scuba diving are not allowed at Level 3. We cannot risk rescue services breaking their bubble to save you if you get into trouble. 

Can I go horse-riding? 

Yes – if you are an experienced rider and it is low risk. Stay as close to home as you can, and stay safe. 

Can I play team sports or do team training? 

Stay in your bubble. Team sports or training outside of your bubble are not allowed.  

Avoid using any common equipment touched by people from outside your bubble. 

Can I go to the gym? 

Gyms are closed under Level 3. 

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