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Tawharanui Regional Park

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Address: Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Fabulous bit of coast to enjoy

This is our favourite bit of coast in this part of the world. We take visitors there, there are lots of walks through a bird sanctuary, good swimming, lots of different beaches... 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite bit of coast in this part of the world. We take visitors there, there are lots of walks through a bird sanctuary, good swimming, lots of different beaches, ands the Takahe are a great bonus

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for only a short period of time, but the beach was lovely. There is also a lookout (the path is a bit hidden) that had a great view - the beach on one side and the surrounding hills behind. There are also many informational signs throughout to inform you about the park and its wildlife.

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Pasadena, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a private tour to this park. If you are into birding this is it. We saw the bellbird, kiwi bird on a night hike, brown teal, etc. I highly recommend going to this sanctuary it is worth the drive.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've regularly taken family buggy-boarding here. Nearly always good and safe surf for everyone. Bit of a drive but still often busy. One can pitch camp in beach or under lovely trees on grassy headland overlooking beach. A local volunteer organisation has done outstanding work in removing introduced predators. Last week I saw groups of native saddleback and whitehead birds... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tawharanui Regional Park is a beautiful place to get back to nature. There is a short drive on a gravel road, but it is well worth it - the beach is magical, the parks huge with great walks, trees etc. You can camp there or take a campervan if the van is certified self-contained. The DOC staff and volunteers are... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 6 November 2016 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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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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