A great place with facilities for both camping (you need a permit) and a day visit. Easy walks beautiful views and an excellent beach. Lots of information is provided as you discover this lovely park.
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I have spent the day at Tawharanui during Matariki festival this year. The Sunrise and teh view to the islands was spectacular. Anchor bay reminds me of Coromandel.
Outstandign regional park which has been set up to protect the native birds. Beautiful beaches and coastal views too.
The day I spent at Tahwaranui Regional Park with my photography club was wonderful. The walks we took produced some brilliant vistas, some marvellous images of the wild birds and the walks were invigorating. Not too strenuous, which suited this body of 70 years old....More
Tawharanui is a predator free environment, a short walk along the fishermans track meanders through native bush where endangered birds can be seen and heard, such a joy!
We camped in the DOC park there in a freedom camping rated motorhome--felt like parking in a farmer's field with dunes on our doorstep and glorious sandy beaches and rock formations just beyond. With the "pest fence" the bird life was remarkable. We brought mountain...More
One of our favourite places and regularly visited both for a day at the beach and for walks. The drive out to it along Takatu Road includes great views. Stop at the lagoon car park and do the Maori Bay walk (which includes a range...More
Warm sun filled our visit here. Great secluded beach with very few people. A local warden was very helpful and friendly. I didn't see a kiwi but I'm told that's not that unusual. The views around the coastal path are spectacular totally family friendly. Surf...More
A visit for the whole Family which will be enjoyed by old and young taking care to ensure water safety. Walk along of many of the designated paths and walkways to ensure nature is observed and protected for future generations.
Tawharanui is possibly one of my favourite places. I feel a bit loathed to give an "excellent" rating as once the word spreads everyone will want to be there! Only a short drive from Auckland, has an amazing white sand beach and clear, clean water!...More