Scandrett – A Small Auckland Regional Park

Martins Bay AucklandFrom Mahurangi we decided to head out from Warkworth to Scandrett Regional Park.  At the Warkworth dump point I met a man who told me about the good opportunities to park up at Snells Beach so we decided we’d check them out and maybe spend a night there on the way through. I’d always wanted to visit Snells Beach after seeing it from Buckletons Beach about 17 years ago.

Snells Beach

Auckland Council Sign at Snells Beach – thanks Auckland

Snells Beach

A lovely evening at Snells Beach

The wind was coming from the East, which made it a bit keen at Snells Beach. So we headed on to Scandrett Regional Park out towards the end of the peninsula. It’s a smaller park with an interesting collection of old farm buildings. And a small car park and no camp, so we were only allowed to stay one night. The old farm house is very interesting; it’s mostly concrete. The exterior walls are concrete and the mouldings around the doors and windows are concrete.

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Car and motorhome park and original home at Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Cowshed at Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Original woolshed and meeting and dance hall at Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Original concrete home at Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Door detail – the mouildings surrounding the door are concrete – Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Window detail – the mouldings and outer sill are concrete – Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

We made the most of the late afternoon with a walk up the hill and out to the end of the peninsula. That certainly took care of any cobwebs.

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Bay at Scandrett Regional Park Auckland. At the far end of the beach are the three baches rented out as part of the park. Beyond is Snells Beach.

We were partly sheltered in the carpark, which was lucky because the wind wasn’t giving up. Next morning we went for a walk over the hill to Martins Bay – a beach and a camp ground and a bunch of houses. And some amazing murals.

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Martins Bay Auckland

Mural at Martins Bay Auckland

Martins Bay Auckland

Starfish thing washed at Martins Bay Auckland

Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Lovely old pohutukawa trees on the walk back over to Scandrett Regional Park Auckland

Gallery of photos – Scandrett and Scott Point (Mahurangi) Regional Park –  Auckland July 2013

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