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Tawharanui Regional Park

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“bird life”(13 reviews)
“unsealed road”(5 reviews)
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Takatu Rd, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful beaches and amazing walks. It does get busy, so time your visit. Beach not great in all weather conditions so check the forecast.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Always a beautiful beach to visit! Get there early to get a carpark, bring lots of food, bring sun umbrella as there is not much shelter on the beach and stay for the day. Good place to boggie board, surf and body surf. Gets really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marshiag
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This place is well worth the drive in despite the unsealed road. Such raw natural beauty. Just stunning!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

This park is worth a visit. It is just beautiful and peaceful. You can go for a walk in the park or on the beach. Due to the location, it is not windy as some of the beaches around Auckland can be. Great for family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 4MaxLax
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

A stunning small regional park close to Warkworth and Matakana or just over hour from Auckland. There are a number of great trails so you can walk from 30 mins to all day or you can simply laze on one of several lovely beaches with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful spot that we found out about through talking with a lovely local. A great place to swim, view nature, and to picnic and camp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank blackdug2016
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This park is beautiful, we had our wedding photos there, such a variety and all so picturesque. There are many hidden treasures if you follow the walks. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CoffeeObsessedNZ
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Our friends took us to this park and it was wonderful. We walked through the woods and saw lots of birds and flowers. The views of the bay and waterfronts were glorious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Had no idea that this place even existed until we were out on a road trip and we stumbled across it. WOW!!!! What a find. So peaceful, so unspoilt and so beautiful. A must visit. Swimming, beaching and plenty of caves and rocks to clamber...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Tawharanui open sanctuary is a must visit if you are in the area. Long, white sand beaches, great waves and beautiful bush walks. Arrive early in summer as it does get busy in peak periods. You can always walk a short distance left or right...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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25 December 2015|
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Response from BeatriceMcPhun | Reviewed this property |
Yes, unfortunately you do need a car….we occasionally see people hitch out there..