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Tawharanui Regional Park – and Goat Island

From Snells Beach we didn’t move far. Tawharanui Regional Park is not far away – to the north east. We’d previously visited in the car, but wanted a longer stay. It is a lovely place; some say the jewel in … Continue reading

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Scott Point – A small part of Mahurangi Regional Park Auckland

From Scandrett Regional Park we headed over to the other side of the peninsula, down a long ridge to Scott Point. This was actually a small part of the Mahurangi Regional Park, the western portion of which we’d visited a … Continue reading

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Scandrett – A Small Auckland Regional Park

From 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 … Continue reading

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Marvellous Mahurangi Regional Park – Auckland

From Puhoi and the Sunday Farmers Market we continued north a few more kilometers on SH1 before turning off to the east to Mahurangi Regional Park. This is beside the sea, I guess the Hauraki Gulf although by that stage … Continue reading

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Puhoi – Passing Through

We were moving north from Wenderholm Regional Park and we had to almost go past Puhoi and it was the last Sunday of the month and that meant Puhoi Farmers Market. So what were we to do? Well… we detoured … Continue reading

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Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland – Part 2

Wenderholm has an interesting history. It was a focal point for Maori for close to 1000 years. It is at the mouth of the Puhoi River Estuary so was arrival point for the Bohemian settlers bound for the wilderness that … Continue reading

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Wenderholm Regional Park – Auckland – Part 1

From Gulf Harbour we moved on a little way north, through Orewa and over the hill to Waiwera and Wenderholm Regional Park. We’ve been here a few times before and we’ve always liked the location and the peacefulness. Wenderholm was … Continue reading

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Gulf Harbour – Living Amongst It Briefly

With our time up at Shakespear Regional Park, we moved on. But not far. Just over a couple of headlands to Gulf Harbour. Which is a bit of a contrast. Shakespear is a lovely park-like farm park/open wildlife sanctuary with … Continue reading

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Shakespear Regional Park – Auckland – Last Day

We were coming to the end of our allowed week at Shakespear Regional Park – way down the far end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula on the north side of Auckland. Our last day was just beautiful. Warm and sunny and … Continue reading

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Shakespear Regional Park – Auckland – More Days

We were enjoying staying at the park – and having it mostly to ourselves mid-week in July. And the weather was nice and we had nowhere else particularly to be. And the walks were doing us good – there are … Continue reading

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