Tāwharanui Peninsula

North Auckland

Tāwharanui Peninsula, Auckland
Tāwharanui Peninsula, Auckland
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​Tāwharanui Peninsula is the perfect combination of beautiful coastal landscapes and leisure activities. Omaha is a popular but uncrowded holiday spot dotted with seaside holiday homes. Hidden away at the end of the peninsula, the white sandy beaches and beautiful scenery of Tāwharanui Regional Park make it perfect for a picnic and a swim.

​Tāwharanui Peninsula highlights

Tāwharanui Peninsula, Auckland

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Stay by the sea
Spend a few nights staying in a holiday home or Kiwi bach at Omaha, relaxing in your own space at this much-loved beachside town.

Take a dip
Bring your surfboard to Omaha’s beautiful white-sand surf beach, take a dip at Anchor Bay’s pohutukawa-lined beaches, or spend the day with the family at Whangateau Harbour, with safe swimming for children.

Go wild
Go bird watching at the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary, a haven for threatened native birds and wildlife, or grab a snorkel and explore the 400 hectare marine reserve on the northern side of Tāwharanui Peninsula.

Why visit?

The Tāwharanui Peninsula is a popular summer holiday destination, just 80 minutes drive from central Auckland. As well as a spectacular beach, Omaha has boat launch facilities, an 18-hole golf course, and several vineyards close by.

Tāwharanui Regional Park is just a little further down the peninsula, and is teeming with native wildlife and a variety of walking tracks to explore. 

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Water Safety

Visitors and locals alike enjoy the vast range of aquatic activities that the Auckland environment offers, whether at the beach, lake, river or pool, boating, fishing or diving.  Please be aware that water presents a potential hazard, for safety steps you can take when enjoying yourself in, on and under the water please click here.

Beach Safety

Auckland beaches are beautiful and are great places to visit but please be aware they can present a potential hazard - for safety steps you can take when enjoying yourself at Auckland’s beaches please visit Water Safety New Zealand. Surf Life Saving New Zealand patrol over 80 of New Zealand’s busiest beaches each summer, please click here. Always swim between the red and yellow patrol flags as they identify the safest area to swim when an active lifesaving patrol is on the beach. Never swim or surf alone on an unpatrolled beach.