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Shakespear Regional Park

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Address: Army Bay, Whangaparaoa 0930, New Zealand
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Bush, beach and farmland.

Great place for a day out or a morning walk. There are several well marked trails... though sometimes you have to look for the coloured markers that may be in the middle of a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anna c
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for a day out or a morning walk. There are several well marked trails... though sometimes you have to look for the coloured markers that may be in the middle of a field. If you look from one post you should be able to see the next. We combined all the trails into one, going around the whole... More 

Thank anna c
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is beautiful...there's a beautiful walk to the waterfall you can do. Native Nz which is awesome and beautiful park n beach to enjoy. A must do

Thank Josi F
Brisbane, Australia
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259 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shakespear Regional Park is located at the end of a peninsula, out from Whangaparoa, about 30km north of Auckland. It is very much a recreational reserve with picnic facilities for day-use, beach access, short walks and some overnight camping and van sites. A small viewing tower stands at the high point of the park. There is a parking area about... More 

Thank bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the drive and the most amazing views over the bay. Great for photographs. Love the picture frame what a unique idea.

Thank tonhay
Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a nice relaxing area with lots of room for camping, picnicking, tons of room for kids to play and for large groups, good swimming beach

Thank Mjchou
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Shakespeare Park is a beautiful regional park. You can take short walks or longer hikes through bush walks, paddocks, sand & gravel. You will see sheep, cattle & stunning scenery. Take a picnic & play frisbee or cricket at the park, or swim at the beach. The Pohutakawa are stunning in December too. Wonderful place to spend time with your... More 

Thank Meg Rick H
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589 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A nice quiet place for a walk. Went through to the furthermost carpark which led to the start of the waterfall gully walk. There are multiple options for the walks, most of which go through farm land. Keep an eye out for coloured poles which are signposts for the different walking tracks. I almost got lost trying to find the... More 

Thank Acineto
Marcoola, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

While staying in Whangaparaoa, we went for a late afternoon walk in Shakespear Regional Park ... we almost made a mistake and nearly ended up going for a walk in the Army's live firing range. We found the correct way in, parked our car and off we went. This park is a pest free habitat that provides a sanctuary for... More 

Thank Felix_the_parrot
Whangarei, New Zealand
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104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

What a treat, essentially in the middle of suburbia! Lots of picnic and play options. Well looked afetr. A real gem

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We took a short, easy walk on the heritage trail which passes through reclaimed forest. This passes by a nice waterfall and you can look for native kokupu in the pool below. Also keep a lookout for the birds, we saw a tui, some lovely kereru and of course pukeko. In the streams through the forest you can spot some... More 

Thank David B

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