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Tawharanui Regional Park

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Takatu Rd, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank sophietea
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This park is something to be proud of - we were particularly lucky to visit on a glorious sunny day, but I am sure Anchor Bay would shine in any weather. Followed the fisherman track for a while but a boardwalk under construction caused us...More

Thank Justine D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a magnificent beach and park area with walks to suit most people. The scenery is stunning and it is worth doing in both summer and winter. We recently went in winter and remembered just how beautiful it is even when it's not hot...More

Thank kiwifi2015
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Three years ago we moved to the Tawharanui Peninsula and live about 2 km from the regional park. We visit there often, going for walks and swimming in summer. The Ecology Trail is a good starter walk (1.5 hours) and there are many longer ones....More

Thank kiwijohnnz
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary has it all. We enjoyed an amazing hike through the area. We started walking along the coast, then uphill through pastures with spectacular views and then to and through the incredibly lush rainforest with amazing bird life (and plant life!) and...More

Thank scubadiverh
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Really great regional park with various medium and long distance tracks available, stunning scenery, great rocky but sandy beaches, open blue ocean, what a combination. This park is an Open Sanctuary for various birds, Takahe, Pateke, Kiwi, Dotterel and Robin, as well as a Marine...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Love Tawharanui. The Beach is stunning, the regional park is super peaceful. Perfect place for a romantic picnic or the day out with the kids. Good boogie boarding and snorkeling!

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach and amazing walks. A good range to choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty and different lengths. At low tide a lovely walk to and from Omaha Beach too (easily accessible two hours either side of low tide).

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This place was absolutely stunning. We did the short walk EcoWalk and it gave us plenty of variety - bush, ferns, creek, old stand trees as well as beach, Other walks looked good but we have limited time

Thank Eli2478
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29 January 2016|
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Response from flingfarelli |
No It's a predator free sanctuary
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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..
12 November 2015|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Taxi you could, if you can find one,