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Anawhata Park

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Overview

Anawhata is a spectacular beach that can only be reached by foot therefore is far less busy than the more accessible beaches in the Waitakeres.

Address: Anawhata Rd, Waitakere Auckland North & West

Website: http://www.arc.govt.nz/parks/our-parks/parks-in-the-region/a
nawhata/

Description

Anawhata is a spectacular beach that can only be reached by foot therefore is far less busy than the more accessible beaches in the Waitakeres. To get to the beach follow the Anawhata Beach Track, which starts at the end of Anawhata road (1 hour return). History The tangata whenua of the ranges are Te Kawerau a Maki. Their presence in the area dates back to the early 17th century. Around the 1920's, the beach area became popular for camping and overnight stays. Over time the camping set-ups became more formalised and led to the creation of a number of baches. Many of these baches existed up until quite recently. Wildlife In the forest you will find fantail, grey warbler, shining cuckoo, long-tailed cuckoo, tui, morepork, waxeye, fern bird and kereru. Down on the farm there are paradise shelducks, Australasian harriers, welcome swallows and spur-winged plovers range over the farm. Along the coastline are nesting sites for Little Blue Penguins. Native Bush The coastal vegetation is typical of the exposed west coast. It is mostly low shrubs and flax, with pohutukawa forming a low canopy. Further inland are more established patches of regenerating forest, connected by areas of regenerating kanuka and manuka.

Hours of work

Park opening hours

Pedestrian access

Open 24 hours

Gate opening hours

Daylight savings (summer):
8:00am - 9:00pm
Non daylight savings (winter):
8:00am - 7:00pm

Locations

How to get to Anawhata

From Auckland City, use SH 16 (North West motorway) Exit at Great North Rd. Follow Great North Rd, Ash St, Rata St, Titirangi Rd to Titirangi Village. At the end of the village, go through roundabout on to Scenic Drive. Follow Scenic Drive until the Piha turnoff is reached. Follow Piha Rd until Anawhata Rd (first road on right hand side). Follow Anawhata Rd until the end(Anawhata Rd is gravel and very narrow and winding

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