Mahurangi Regional Park

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Mahurangi Regional Park, Auckland Overview

Mahurangi Regional Park is located in New Zealand. It encompasses some of the most beautiful sandy spots in the Kiwi land that have distinct beauty and charm to themselves. The Pohutakawa trees are native to the area and look splendid. Being on the brink of the Puhoi River, Mahurangi Regional Park is an amazing place for swimming and kayaking. This is a boater’s paradise. However, sufficient caution about the tides must be taken. Fit for picnics, the park is a perfect place for a family holiday or for a weekend getaway for the locals.

The best way to explore this part of New Zealand is through loop walks ranging from one and a half to three hours. The Mahurangi Regional Park makes for a fantastic campsite. The Park has sheltered and covered bays, paddocks and bushes for the cattle. The regional park has convenient accommodation options from simple hut style ones to luxurious options with magnificent views.

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Location

Mahurangi Regional Park is located on the Mahurangi Harbour in New Zealand. It shields three peninsulas and is situated along the Puhoi River.

Things to Do

  • If you have a few extra hours, visit Tungutu Point. Enjoy the view and go swimming at Sullivan’s Bay. Afterwards, go for a walk to the Pudding island.
  • You can also plan a trip to Mita Bay or Te Muri Beach.
  • Feel like going for a picnic? Grab your mat and basket and head to Scott Point.
  • There are many options for camping here too like Te Muri Beach Campground and Mita Bay Campground, Lagoon Bay Campground and Sullivan’s Bay Campground. Out of the three options, only Sullivan’s has vehicle access. The first two can be accessed only by a boat.
  • Make the most out of your visit to Mahurangi Park by going for walks along the trails. The main ones are -
  • Mita Bay Loop Track (2 hours return, 2.5 km)
  • Cudlip Point Loop Track (2 hours return, 3 km)
  • Te Muri Track (3 hours return, 3 km)

Best Time to Visit

The Mahurangi Regional Park experiences subtropical weather throughout the year which makes it suitable to be visited at any given point, in any season. However, the most suitable time according to the majority of the tourists is from the month of November to the month of March.

Ecology

The Mahurangi Regional Park is blessed with a lot of greenery, beaches and tracks that take you through the park. The Pohutakawa trees are the main constituents of the ecology of the park that can be found almost everywhere. Sighting of a variety of ducks is fairly common in the Park. Mahurangi Park is also a breeding site for approximately a hundred ewes and cattle too. A large number of people visit the park during the spring season to see the lambs. You can also move around and discover the paddocks of the cattle.

How To Reach Mahurangi Regional Park

There are three ways to reach the Mahurangi Regional Park. They are:
  • Mahurangi West - Take the State Highway one and drive to the North. After crossing the Wenderholm Regional Park, drive another six km and then turn right to Mahurangi West Road. Reach the Ngarewa Drive and follow to the end of the road.
  • Scott point - Follow the State Highway one to reach Warkworth. From there make way to Snells Beach. Approximately one km from Snells Beach take a right towards Ridge Road and follow to the end of the road.
  • Mahurangi East - Mahurangi east has no road access. You can access this area by boat only.

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