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Explore our backyard this summer!

Within the rōhe of the Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, we have some wonderful places to visit and explore - This pānui has a list of Regional Parks we recommend visiting this summer.


Before visiting any of the below places remember to leave places better than you found them by planning how you will be taking your rubbish or waste home with you.

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Auckland regional parks

Te Ārai Regional Park

Te Ārai Point Road, Te Ārai

Located in the northeast of Rodney, this 50 hectares of parkland was purchased by the former Auckland Regional Council in August 2008.

It includes a highly sensitive dune and lake ecosystems, wetlands, coastal broadleaf forest and regenerating forest.

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Pākiri Regional Park

242 Pākiri River Road, Pākiri

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

Important: Public access across private land to Pākiri Beach is not permitted during level-3 restrictions.


Tāwharanui Regional Park

1181 Takatu Road, Tāwharanui Peninsular

Set on the eastern end of the Peninsula, this park boasts some of our region's most beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pastures, shingled bays, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands.


Mahurangi Regional Park

Scott Point, Saddler Point & Mahurangi West

Mahurangi Regional Park offers sheltered bays, native bush, open pasture and historic sites. You can enjoy this favourite stop for boaties all year round. The park is divided into the three areas of Mahurangi West, Mahurangi East - Scott Point, and Mahurangi East - Sadler Point.


Scandrett Regional Park

114 Scandrett Road, Mahurangi East

Located on the north-east tip of the Mahurangi Peninsula. Scandrett Regional Park encompasses Mullet Point and the rocky headlands that protrude into Kawau Bay.

A wonderful beach, regenerating coastal forest, and a group of historic farm buildings await.


Wenderholm Regional Park

37 Schischka Road, Waiwera

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.


Shakespear Regional Park

1501 Whangaparāoa Road, Army Bay

Our most visited and accessible open sanctuary integrates conservation, recreation, and farming.

Providing a pest-free habitat and a safe home for wildlife. Help us keep it pest-free, you need to check your vehicle and belongings before you visit.


Long Bay Regional Park

2000 Beach Road, Long Bay

Long Bay is a busy seaside park, protecting the most northern of the east coast bays and lying adjacent to the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve.


Glenfern Sanctuary Regional Parkland

Glenfern Road, Port Fitzroy

Glenfern Sanctuary is on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

Access to the island is by air (half-hour flight from Auckland), ferry, or boat only.

Come on over and enjoy this predator-controlled regenerating forest, where threatened and endangered species are able to thrive once more. Located on the northwest coast of Port Fitzroy (Rarohara Bay).

You will need to drive with care. Glenfern Road (600m) is narrow, unsealed with a hair-pin bend and a stream crossing (ford).



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