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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 10 May 2017

Tawharanui is a predator free environment, a short walk along the fishermans track meanders through native bush where endangered birds can be seen and heard, such a joy!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We camped in the DOC park there in a freedom camping rated motorhome--felt like parking in a farmer's field with dunes on our doorstep and glorious sandy beaches and rock formations just beyond. With the "pest fence" the bird life was remarkable. We brought mountain...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Erik B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 3mfs
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Johan C
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!...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tim W
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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jimtay63
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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank X-El-Paso
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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank _grass_esposti
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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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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..