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Tawharanui Regional Park

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Takatu Rd, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A stunning small regional park close to Warkworth and Matakana or just over hour from Auckland. There are a number of great trails so you can walk from 30 mins to all day or you can simply laze on one of several lovely beaches with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful spot that we found out about through talking with a lovely local. A great place to swim, view nature, and to picnic and camp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank blackdug2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park is beautiful, we had our wedding photos there, such a variety and all so picturesque. There are many hidden treasures if you follow the walks. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CoffeeObsessedNZ
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Our friends took us to this park and it was wonderful. We walked through the woods and saw lots of birds and flowers. The views of the bay and waterfronts were glorious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kiwijohnnz
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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..
11 November 2015|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Taxi you could, if you can find one,