Tawharanui Regional Park
Tawharanui Regional Park
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Christine P
Vancouver, Canada307 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Amazing nature reserve to camp at. You need a code to enter on a lock pad on the gate (code received after booking). A predator fence protects the many birds, and I mean many (pokeku, pheasants, kiwis, pigeons, owls). The road is windy and narrow to access the park. Beautiful beach views, walks, sand dunes.

Pit style toilets, soap and water provided at the bathrooms. Lots of open space in the paddock to camp. Tons of bird life and bird life noises from the forest. Peaceful and relaxing.
Written 29 March 2023
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Neera
10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We went camping with our family of 10 with 4 little ones under ten years of age, they were most blown away and had the best time ❤️

Had the most relaxing and peaceful trip.

The water was amazing 😍

The long drop toilet was clean

A hidden lost paradise ❤️
Worth the drive always!
No better place to swim or have a day out or stay.
Written 11 November 2022
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Bob.....
New Plymouth, New Zealand134 contributions
Dec 2021
First stop on our 4 week tour.....think we stayed 3 days and nights. Freedom camped close to the beach. Great spot. Will definitely be returning.
Written 25 April 2022
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Jeanne
21 contributions
Feb 2022
To be honest, we were really underwhelmed. We are used to Doc campgrounds but this was very basic. Long drop - super smelly. No showers.
The beach was nice and the walk to the beach enjoyable. The check in staff member was not very friendly and definitely gave the vibe that we weren't their kind of people. Oh well, we left the next morning and went to Doc run Uretiti campground instead. Great facilites and super friendly.
Written 3 February 2022
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Amanda L
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Jan 2022
Busy during Summer, beautiful beaches with nice surroundings. Make sure you pack lunch - Katakana and surrounding areas are expensive and not much to choose from eating wise. Make sure you drive right down to Anchor bay for a sandy beach. The rocky area before Anchor bay is stunning, next time, I will bring my snorkel.
Written 18 January 2022
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Walter
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Oct 2021
The ideal getaway if you're in Auckland and perhaps in a lockdown :)
This place is just an hour and a half drive away and is the ideal getaway. You're entering a nature reserve that has rare indigenous birdlife, some excellent camp sites right next to the most gorgeous beach and hiking trails for everyone. From personal experience I can also tell this is not bad place to take a date to.
Written 4 November 2021
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paulienz2015
Hamilton, New Zealand101 contributions
Apr 2021
Looks amazing here - Can't wait to go back and explore the trails. Awesome drive in for those that don't mind the undulating hill roads.
Written 24 April 2021
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand5,286 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Just 85km north of Auckland’s CBD find this beautiful predator free regional park. Several beaches to choose from for the day tripper swimmer, surfer, sun lover or various walks around the peninsula.
We enjoyed a great walk on the well pathed Ecology Trail, great native bird life, fauna and forest. Amongst the usuals we saw, Saddle Backs and Bellbirds. On arriving at the top of the forested trail if the tide is low you can drop down through the farmland to the coast and return to the beach / carpark via the beautiful coastline and its rocky outcrops dynamic in colour and design. A great public facility.
Written 16 January 2021
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Larry R
13 contributions
Sept 2020
We drove out to the park not knowing what to expect. Entry is free and you can drive through most of the park to almost the end of the pensinsula. There are good walks, and a variety of native birds.
The Tawhananui Open Sanctuary Society Incorporated (TOSSI) have done a great job!
A great picnic spot .
Recommended.
Written 28 September 2020
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ppppaulau
Auckland Central, New Zealand74 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Gorgeous beach and was a great spot for a wintry walk. When you arrive, keep driving right to the end of the road so you end up in the main car park. Only mentioning as when you 1st arrive, there are a couple if small bays but they’re not the main attraction!
Written 11 July 2020
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