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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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