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Tawharanui Regional Park

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Address: Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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A stunning place of beauty and peace

Tawharanui is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the extra miles in the car. It's right at the end of the road but the beauty is well worth it. Visit the reserve and catch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tawharanui is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the extra miles in the car. It's right at the end of the road but the beauty is well worth it. Visit the reserve and catch glimpses of some of NZ's native and endangered species. Swim in the estuary and beach. Stand amongst the grass and just listen. You'll... More 

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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want something more rugged that the nearbye Omaha beach, this is the place. Quite a long convoluted drive, a lot of it unsealed, but you get there in the end. A real sense of being away from the city, reflected int he DOC campsite etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, we took our two little ones and they loved the wide open freedom and playing with the sheep. Highly recommended

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Thank Nick L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you do not mind a relatively long drive on gravel roads then this is well worth a visit. The beach is absolutely stunning and the surf can be good too. Shared waves with dolphins and rays here several times. On a sunny day with some swell and a light offshore breeze this is paradise on earth.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My absolute favourite beach! Beautiful views, great swimming, open spaces and lovely walks - this place has such a great feel, would love to camp here.

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Thank carlacortez100
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place for a spring visit. Great walks, birdlife and beaches. Will visit again to complete more walks. Stayed at the Council all modes camp. Very basic camp with toilets and drinking water. Nicely sheltered with lots of birdlife around.

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Thank Debra M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This regional park is one of my favourite places. A dreadful road to get to it but the road is currently being upgraded. You can swim at beautiful beaches, walk many tracks for spectacular views, listen to rare birds like bellbirds and stitch birds. See the slow wonderful takahe birds It just a magic place. the parking is pretty congested... More 

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Thank KiwiAngie1811027
Warkworth, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are into birds, and being by the sea - either or both are available here. A very well maintained and completely naturally gorgeous spot.

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Thank Sharon H
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This park is a piece of paradise and I had the pleasure of visiting here on a beautiful winter's day. If you do not have a lot of time do the eco trail which will not take you much longer than an hour yet will give you a sample of the beautiful New Zealand bush, beach and bird life. There... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The peninsula offers awesome views, nice walking and biking trails, bird-watching opportunities, great surfing waves, etc. We stayed a night at the campsite (booking needed!) which is very much recommended. In winter time things are relatively quiet and ideal for wandering through nature and along the coast. In summer things get slightly busier here.

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