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Tawharanui Regional Park

#1 of 26 things to do in Warkworth Features Animals
Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Beautiful. Empty.

Although a bit off the beaten track, this place is incredibly beautiful. It was not busy (us and 3... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
interesting place

a lovely place to visit with a nice beach- also good for walks on the land and I like the fact that... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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“anchor bay” (16 reviews)
“native birds” (11 reviews)
“bird life” (13 reviews)
Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Although a bit off the beaten track, this place is incredibly beautiful. It was not busy (us and 3 other people). There is a nice beach (though the water is not very warm) and an interesting bird reserve. Great for a coastal walk and bird...More

Thank chaletaria
Reviewed 1 May 2016

a lovely place to visit with a nice beach- also good for walks on the land and I like the fact that they are protecting native birds from predators

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This place has been my favorite so far. Good hike trails, great surf beach - actually the beach is soooooooo big you can easily have a whole section to yourself. Oh and there are also caves to explore!!! Spectacular views everywhere you turn. Can't wait...More

Thank NZIsander
Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of the nicest beaches in New Zealand - except in high summer when it is really busy. Go at a quiet time and have the whole place to yourself!

Thank rosieh721
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We and our Alaskan friends were so lucky a group of Takahe were eating just by the track. as we passed by and we were able to watch them for a few minuites, as they gradually went on, to greener bits.

Thank aliw416
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Beach, birds, beautiful bush walks. what more can i say! The opportunity to immerse yourself in this haven of New Zealand's flora and fauna should not be passed up. There are so many species that are rarely encountered, Takahae, Bellbirds by the thousands (deafening!), Saddle...More

Thank LukeSki
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Just visited again after a few years, for a mid-fall camping trip. Hardly any campers out there this time of year, so only shared the all-modes campground with 10 or so others. The pukekos and fantails definitely outnumbered us this visit. As we weren't up...More

Thank Jolanda B
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Nice place to visit but the car-park area was very limited with spaces and hard to find somewhere to park when the weather is good. Be prepared to walk some way to the beach so limit how much you carry and you'll need some type...More

Thank bosnichcrew
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Tucked away from the main road on a peninsula this park is well worth a visit offering some great walks and fine beaches

Thank Westonsupermackem
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a beach out on its own. Such a well kept Regional Park - well done volunteers! The beach is so lovely and good for boogie boarding. Take a picnic as no shops for miles. No shade on beach so you will need an...More

Thank Sparkle59
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are we allowed to take our family 3months old puppy to the beach
29 January 2016|
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Response from flingfarelli |
No It's a predator free sanctuary
Grace S
Without a car, how does a person get to the park?
25 December 2015|
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Response from KoruHideaway | Reviewed this property |
Yes, unfortunately you do need a car….we occasionally see people hitch out there..
Is it possible to get to the Tawharanui Camping ground using either public transport or a taxi/shuttle service from Matakana?
11 November 2015|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Taxi you could, if you can find one,