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Tawharanui Regional Park

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Address: Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Stunning and unspoilt.

One of our favourite places and regularly visited both for a day at the beach and for walks. The drive out to it along Takatu Road includes great views. Stop at the lagoon car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favourite places and regularly visited both for a day at the beach and for walks. The drive out to it along Takatu Road includes great views. Stop at the lagoon car park and do the Maori Bay walk (which includes a range of routes). It starts with a climb and requires a good level of fitness but... More 

Thank 3mfs
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm sun filled our visit here. Great secluded beach with very few people. A local warden was very helpful and friendly. I didn't see a kiwi but I'm told that's not that unusual. The views around the coastal path are spectacular totally family friendly. Surf on the beach great fun for boarders and swimming. Great day out and learned about... More 

Thank Gary H
Warkworth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A visit for the whole Family which will be enjoyed by old and young taking care to ensure water safety. Walk along of many of the designated paths and walkways to ensure nature is observed and protected for future generations.

Thank Johan C
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Tawharanui is possibly one of my favourite places. I feel a bit loathed to give an "excellent" rating as once the word spreads everyone will want to be there! Only a short drive from Auckland, has an amazing white sand beach and clear, clean water! The rock pools are also fun. Be prepared for the non-sealed road on the way... More 

Thank Tim W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning - pretty cool that the park was created in the first place. You hear a lot of indigenous birds here and lots just strolling about. It's pretty evident the impact rats, possums and stoats are having elsewhere. Anchor bay is perfect for an afternoon sunbathing, picnics and strolling along the sand. It has toilets and showers at too!

Thank jimtay63
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I am so glad mu husband & I braved the windy metal road to visit this regional park. The beach, the views, the wildlife & the bush were all fantastic. We did the Eco walk and spent a large part of it stopping trying in vain to spot the birds responsible for the amazing noises we were hearing. We will... More 

Thank X-El-Paso
Warkworth, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Tawharanui is a unique gem 💕💕....breathtaking views, white sandy beaches, crystal waters, walks and hikes plus plenty of marine and wild life life to observe and enjoy. Fun for all ages.🐬🐬 Beware however that road leading to Tawharanui is in places very narrow and winding and unfortunately locals and Jaffas alike think they are racing drivers thus they drive too... More 

Thank _grass_esposti
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The drive from Auckland with breathtaking rural views made the visit to Anchor Bay even more memorable. We packed a good picnic but also stopped at a winery on the way. The water was clear and arriving at high tide meant that we missed the rock pool experience but enjoyed snorkeling the pools instead. I recommend having reef shoes for... More 

Thank Fiona A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The winding road leads to this fabulous beach with good access, plenty of car parks and a magnificent beach to relax on. International visitors love this beach

Thank 70Margy
New Zealand
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113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Another of our Auckland regional parks well worth the drive up there (about an hour north of Auckland on a relatively quiet day) Part of the road is unsealed and winding so take care. Its a massive beach plenty of room for parking and plenty of room to spread out on the beach, there is limited shade on the beach... More 

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