“Waitawa Regional Park only opened a couple of years ago and it has some amazing views out to the islands, good coastal walks, and a beautiful beach with calm water for swimming or kayaking.”

Sir John Kirwan

Omana Regional Park

Omana Regional Park is ideal for a family day out, with a safe swimming beach, rock pools to explore, a cool playground, and picnic and barbecue sites available to book. You’ll meet plenty of sheep, chickens and goats and you might even get to feed the lambs in spring.

Duder Regional Park

Duder Regional Park is set on a unique landscape, a thin peninsula where you can walk along the ridge looking out to the Hauraki Gulf from both sides – it almost feels as if you’re on your own island.

Waitawa Regional Park

Waitawa Regional Park has only been open to the public for two years, and now has walking, horse riding and mountain biking tracks through varied landscapes. As well as beautiful views, Waitawa has a sheltered golden bay for swimming and kayaking, and excellent fishing spots.

Tapapakanga Regional Park

Tapapakanga Regional Park is a coastal farm park with rich Māori and European history, and an accessible pohutukawa-fringed beach. Take the Historic Loop Track past the Māori pä site and historic stone fields.

Macleans Park and Eastern Beach

For a park closer to the city, head to Macleans Park and Eastern Beach. The walk from the top of the hill will take you through gully areas full of native birds through to the white-sand beach. Great views of the Hauraki Gulf for you and a flying fox and playground for the kids.

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