Whangaparāoa Peninsula

A picture-perfect peninsula boasting beaches, incredible clifftop vistas and its very own regional park.

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The Ngāti Kahu iwi resided here long before Europeans arrived in the 19th century, with evidence of two pā at Army Bay and Te Haruhi Bay. The edge of the peninsula became a farm following W H Shakespear’s purchase of the 800ha parcel of land in 1889. Later, the farm served as an important defence site during World War II.