Whangaparaoa - Te Haruhi Bay
There are 4 sites located at the end of Whangaparaoa Peninsula mostly in the Shakespeare Regional Park. These sites are accessed by taking State Highway 1 to just south of Orewa and turning right, headed East to the end of Whangaparaoa Peninsula following the signposts for Shakespeare Regional Park.
This site is on the ridge immediately behind Te Haruhi Bay and is best accessed by parking in Te Haruhi Bay and taking the Tiritiri track up the hill, and at the kissing gate turning right toward takeoff. Alternatively, from the gate to the campground, walking a further 100m or so East along the track into the camping ground to stile across the fence below the hill on the left, and walking steeply uphill (no track).
Being a relatively small face only a limited number of gliders are able to soar at the same time, no more than 2 hang gliders.
Landing on the beach in front of the main public area at the mid and Western end of the bay is not permitted, recommended landing is on the Eastern end of the bay or in the middle paddock, often kite surfers are here, adjacent to where vehicles have been parked.
Te Haruhi Bay Take Off
Te Haruhi Bay Map
Weather and Wind Direction
South and South West
Site Radio Channel
PG2 + 30 hours
- As this site requires a reasonably strong wind to be soarable, the presence of Pohutukawa trees on the soaring slope and the landing areas present an increased risk of turbulence and require particular attention.
- There is now a fence built right across take off. Take off in front of fence is not recommended, since you experience turbulence right after take off from the trees in front.
Flight ceiling is 2,500ft ASL.
- Cars need to be parked at the end of the section of roadway open to the public, and the balance of distance walked on foot.
- Being a relatively small face only a limited number of gliders are able to soar at the same time, no more than 2 hang gliders.
Stefan Sebregts - 027 225 2255