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Tawharanui Regional Park

#1 of 26 things to do in Warkworth Features Animals
Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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One of New Zealand's best beaches

The winding road leads to this fabulous beach with good access, plenty of car parks and a... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
amazing place

Another of our Auckland regional parks well worth the drive up there (about an hour north of... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
New Zealand
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“anchor bay” (16 reviews)
“native birds” (11 reviews)
“bird life” (13 reviews)
Takatu Rd, Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The winding road leads to this fabulous beach with good access, plenty of car parks and a magnificent beach to relax on. International visitors love this beach

Thank 70Margy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Another of our Auckland regional parks well worth the drive up there (about an hour north of Auckland on a relatively quiet day) Part of the road is unsealed and winding so take care. Its a massive beach plenty of room for parking and plenty...More

Thank NZBunny
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on my way round all the key beaches in North Island and this is one of the most beautiful I have had the pleasure to experience. Have to get there via a an unsealed road but it's really worth it. If I...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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

Thank info651
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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.

Thank LAJFJ2
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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...More

Thank Anna W
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...More

Thank nzTrina
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...More

Thank bgboyle
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Are we allowed to take our family 3months old puppy to the beach
29 January 2016|
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Response from flingfarelli |
No It's a predator free sanctuary
Grace S
Without a car, how does a person get to the park?
25 December 2015|
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Response from KoruHideaway | Reviewed this property |
Yes, unfortunately you do need a car….we occasionally see people hitch out there..
Is it possible to get to the Tawharanui Camping ground using either public transport or a taxi/shuttle service from Matakana?
11 November 2015|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Taxi you could, if you can find one,