With coastal forests, secluded beaches and tidal estuaries, Mahurangi Regional Park (230 hectares) offers an unhurried and peaceful escape from the city. Situated on the Puhoi River estuary and the Hauraki Gulf, Mahurangi has been continuously populated for close to 1,000 years. Remains of fortified pa (Maori fortresses) can be found on Opahi Point, and house sites and shell middens abound. Heavily logged in colonial times, the park nowadays features open pastures as well as regenerating coastal forests. Camping is permitted by contacting the Parksline number above.
Beaches/Bodies of Water, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries