With magnificent views of the Firth of Thames and the Coromandel Peninsula, Tapapakanga has been occupied by a succession of Maori and Pakeha since the initial occupation of New Zealand 1000 years ago. This is evidenced by pa sites, a stone garden with lines of stones delineating individual plots and a 1900s era kauri timber homestead, built by the Ashby family. A short walk along the cliff top from the car park and you are afforded fantastic views. Mountain bike trails and a safe pohutukawa-lined swimming beach are other attractions at the 167-hectare (400-acre) park.
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