Kulim Park is located in Otumoetai, Tauranga. This is a beautiful park situated alongside the waterfront. It has wonderful scenery, a kids playground and a nice large play area with BBQs. There is also a great walk along the waterfront which is very scenic and stretches for miles.
This park is well known for being a family favourite. Upon arriving you will find a large grassed area, a playground and BBQs making for a great place for a family day out. Picnic tables are available near BBQs and also throughout the park. There is also a petanque court. Throughout the year, various water sports events are held on site.
There is also a lovely walk that is very easy going and relaxing as you stroll along the inner edge of the Tauranga Harbour. Great for morning and evening walks as well as taking the dog for a run. This walk stretches to Fergusson Park on a well-maintained footpath and sealed road.
During the summertime, it is known to get quite busy on the weekends. This is usually families who are out to enjoy the beautiful Tauranga weather and get together for a fun time. Which was originally the purpose as to why this piece of land was donated.
Kulim Park was established in 1950 when the Bureta farm was subdivided to make room for residential housing. The owners of the farm, W.I. Rushton and the brothers George and John Sickling, decided to gift one hectare as a recreational space for children. If you wish to learn more about the history of this park, please click here for more information.
Location: 101 Kulim Ave, Otumoetai, Tauranga
Length of walk: The park is roughly 400m in length, but the walk can stretch for many kilometers along the bayside though to Fergusson Park
Time Required: For Kulim park alone, as a walk, 10 – 20 minutes. An hour or more for the extended waterfront walk
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Will you get wet: No
Dogs Allowed: Yes. Lovely waterfront walk.
Cellphone Reception: Yes
Track Quality: Nice, clean, clear walkways.
Highlights: The scenery of the Tauranga Harbour, Mauao and Matakana Island. Great for kids, picnics and barbecues