Tawharanui

Site Information

This is a very enjoyable area offering a marine reserve, fine sandy beaches, interesting swimming, and barbecue places.

Tawharanui Regional Park is located on Takatu Peninsula, 90 kilometres north of Auckland.

Take State Highway 1 to Warkworth, turn right onto the Leigh Road and drive through Matakana a few kilometres before turning right following roads signposted Omaha, Takatu Peninsula and Tawharanui Regional Park.

Continue to the park at the end of a winding metal road.

Pass the rangers houses on the left as you enter the park, and a shallow lagoon on the right, park here, takeoff is on the spur between lagoon and the beach.

Takeoff height is 165 feet A.G.L.

​Site Type

Coastal.

Landing

On the beach below launch, there is limited landing at high tide. An alternative landing place is between the lagoon and car parking area.

Weather and Wind Direction

South West

Mandatory Notices

This site has proved sensitive and took some negotiation to obtain, always check with the ranger at the first house on the left as you enter the park.

Site Radio Channel

None.

Restrictions

Hang Gliding

HG Intermediate

Paragliding

PG 2

Cautions

Take care to avoid stock.

Airspace

Flight ceiling is 4,500 feet A.S.L.

Access Conditions

This site has proved sensitive and took some negotiation to obtain, always check with the ranger at the first house on the left as you enter the park.

Take care to observe stock.

Site Monitor

Jeff Ripley - Mob: 027 288 8818

Notes

None.

Site Achievements

None.