Āwhitu Peninsula

A charming country drive leads to sweeping coastal views and tranquil beaches at Āwhitu Peninsula. Epic day trip, anyone?

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This is the ancestral land of Ngāti Te Ata and Ngāti Kahukōkā, who occupied Awhitū Peninsula prior to European’s arrival. The peninsula offered rich food sources from  its dense vegetation, wetlands and access to Manukau Harbour and the Tasman Sea. There is a significant pā between two dune lakes on the western edge of the peninsula.