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Shakespear Regional Park is an open sanctuary located at the tip of the narrow Whangaparaoa Peninsula of North Island, New Zealand. The nature park is famous for a number of walking trails, relaxed coast-lines, bays and cliffs with wonderful views of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands. There are camping spots set up in the park equipped with cottages, lodges and tents. Through recent developments the park is now an open bird sanctuary inhabited by some of the rarest species of birds in New Zealand which migrate to the park from the wildlife sanctuary island of Hauraki Gulf, Tiritiri Matangi.
There are a number of activities one could engage in at Shakespear Regional Park like camping at the campsites, walking a variety of tracks, fishing at the bays, relaxing on the beaches and visiting a few heritage spots. The park is also covered by farmland that rear cattle and sheep. There are picnic areas which include the Army Bay and Okoromai Bay picnic sites. The park is hence known to be a combination of conservation, recreation and farming. The park is also home to a waterfall named Gully Waterfall and the lookout spot that offers a 360-degree view of the Hauraki Gulf. Shakespear Regional Park is known to be New Zealand’s most accessible and most visited open Sanctuary.
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