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Great walk, lovely beach and don't miss Pink Beach (when low tide). It is awesome.

We had a lovely walk up to the look out. And we were lucky to go down to the Pink Beach, where is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nard J
Wonderful Track!

This is one of the most beautiful regional park in Auckland - appx 50 - 60min drive from town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Army Bay, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely walk up to the look out. And we were lucky to go down to the Pink Beach, where is was low tide. The rock structures are amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nard J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful regional park in Auckland - appx 50 - 60min drive from town depending on traffic. Took the Tiritiri track that lasted for about 2-3 hrs, slightly less than 6km. Love the view of this track - it's something...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ikcsoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Told about this place by our B&B hosts - well worth the visit. Beautiful beaches on both sides of the penisular. Excellent walks through the protected area - even got to see my first Kiwi (bird that is).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Johneo_ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a lovely beach after having our photos taken in the frame. Great parking behind the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 277amelia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So close to the biggest city in New Zealand is beautiful Shakespear Regional Park (named for the family who bought the land in 1880 not the English writer). The park has beautiful walkways. However, the wonderful thing about this park is the huge picture frame...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drove out to gulf harbour Found Shakespeare regional park Went to the first beach we came to not sure of name Very sheltered as there was a fairly strong wind blowing Safe beach no crashing waves Then drove around to the other beach once we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarlB2714
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

There is a walking track that is suitable for all ages, the view is absolutely gorgeous, once you get to the top of the mountain, the hill walking down is a little bit steep, so walking shoes is a must, the park is huge, clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kxcdaily
Reviewed 25 January 2019

This park has walking tracks suitable for all, short or long , picnic area,BBQ , beach, camping place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pukeatua
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

very well laid out to cater for walkers and campers. Farming to offset costs. Excellent for visitors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderer653811
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We enjoyed a couple of hours in this lovely regional park while staying in the area. Take the time to explore the various beaches and short walking tracks. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tripmode33
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Response from vernon x | Reviewed this property |
the best way is to catch the ferry to Gulf Harbour from downtown Quay St at pier 4. Once at Gulf Harbour there is a bus which meets the ferry, the bus goes into Army Bay which is at the beginning of Shakespear Park. Ask the... More