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Tawharanui Regional Park

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“native birds”(15 reviews)
“bird life”(13 reviews)
“unsealed road”(5 reviews)
Takatu Rd, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to visit and is a must-see. The beach is great and nice to swim at. There are plenty of picnic areas and also plenty of good options for hiking. There are ice cream vendors and toilets available (including a changing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tide pools on the south end of the beach, sea caves at low tide, pukekos aplenty. We found an octopus in the tidepools. There is a grassy treed area to picnic on above the beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TiffanyK758
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We took the north trail to the lookout point and did the loop. This is well worth doing as the views in the loop are better than at the lookout point. Return via the south trail and take the fisherman’s track....great walk through woods and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tony-travller
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Once there this is a large and beautiful beach, There is also a council owned camp and camper van park. However the road in and out is narrow, winding and unsealed with numerous drops around blind bends. In places the road is one lane only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robinjyates
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is a real treasure, wonderful beaches, best birdwatching on mainland New Zealand. No better way to unwind than go on one of the beautiful walks...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Koruhouse
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We took the long way hike around the park and enjoyed amazing view of the islands and bays around the peninsula. The lookout at the tip of the peninsula it’s worth the 15 minutes extra walk, and at the end of the hike the swimming...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pukeatua
Reviewed 21 January 2019

An excellent place to visit.. Pack up a picnic put on your walking shoes and head out there for a wonderful day with outdoor activities to suit all. Take the grandchildren for a day free from screens to get back in touch with nature. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clifford P
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We took a day trip from Auckland. What a beautiful beach! Plenty of shade under the pohutukawas, plus sandy beach with intricate coastline. Sheltered in the rocks, or out exploring, something for everyone. Have a wander around, there are so many cute little bays, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Normally Tawharanui Regional Park is only one hour away from Auckland, but the heavy traffic on such a sunny day made the trip over 3 hours. Headed to Anchor Bay straight away and was really impressed by the beautiful land and sea in the Park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sunny W
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend taking the trip out to the stunning Tawharanui. You share the beach with native birds too! It takes just under an hour from Aucklands North Shore and the road is now tar sealed. Plenty of parking - there’s no store so take your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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5 February 2019|
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Response from Koruhouse | Reviewed this property |
The road is sealed but there is no place to launch a boat, the nearest public launch is Baddley's and Campbell's beaches or Omaha.
29 January 2016|
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A puppy is hardly a predat or but I get it and understand...
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Response from BeatriceMcPhun | Reviewed this property |
Yes, unfortunately you do need a car….we occasionally see people hitch out there..