Tawharanui:

Set on a remote peninsula, Tawharanui Regional Park boasts some of the Auckland region’s most beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pastures, shingled bays, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands.

Tāwharanui is New Zealand’s first open sanctuary integrating conservation, recreation and farming. Pest free habitat provides a safe home for threatened native wildlife. To help keep Tāwharanui free of pests please check your vehicle and belongings for stowaway pests before you visit. Dogs are prohibited at all times.

Opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Summer gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Daylight savings)

Winter gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Non-daylight savings)


Scandretts:

Perched on the north east tip of the Mahurangi Peninsula, Scandrett Regional Park encompasses Mullet Point and includes regenerating coastal forest, rocky headlands that protrude into Kawau Bay, an attractive beach and a precinct of historic farm buildings.

Opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Summer gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Daylight savings)

Winter gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Non-daylight savings)


Mahurangi:

Mahurangi park protects three peninsulas at the mouth of the historic and picturesque Mahurangi Harbour. Mahurangi spans across the Puhoi River, north of Wenderholm, and along Te Muri Beach to Sullivans Bay and Mita Bay.

To get there, Driving north on State Highway 1, About 6km past Wenderholm Regional Park, turn right into Mahurangi West Road then right into Ngarewa Drive and follow to the end of the road.

Opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Summer gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Daylight savings)

Winter gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Non-daylight savings)


Wenderholm:

The picturesque mouth of the Puhoi River, surrounded by forested headlands, is Wenderholm, the first and perhaps still the most beautiful Regional Park.  Wenderholm contains one of Aucklands best examples of mainland coastal forest.

Opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Summer gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Daylight savings)

Winter gate opening hours

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(Non-daylight savings)


Pakiri:

A stunning piece of coastal land at Pakiri was purchased in late 2005. The 52 hectare piece of land includes 900 metres of sandy coastal foreshore and stands of inspiring mature coastal pohutukawa trees.

Take State Highway 1 north to Orewa. Follow directions to Whangarei. Continue up SH1 to Warkworth where you turn right at the lights and follow signs to Leigh and Goat Island Marine Reserve. Go past the Goat Island Marine Reserve turn off and continue over the hill

Opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Gate opening hours

Open 24 hours