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Āwhitu Regional Park & Manukau Heads

Create memories on Āwhitu Peninsula and take a country drive out to Āwhitu Regional Park on the south western coast of Manukau harbour. Golden sand Matakawau Beach overlooks Kauritutahi Island, an all-to-perfect rocky island, just asking for a lovely photograph. Neighbouring, is Brooks Beach with a nature park and garden, and heading north up the road a bit, is Grahams beach in Manukau Heads for your dose of green and blue space! 

Matakawau Beach

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Grahams beach

The beaches here, tucked inside the eastern coast of the Āwhitu Peninsula, are safe and sheltered, perfect for a day of fun and an excellent option for families, with green, grassy picnic areas to boot! Check out the Manukau Heads lighthouse for some family fun and learning about its heritage.

Karioitahi Beach

On the other side of the peninsula, is black sand Karioitahi Beach for some high energy fun. Come and try hang gliding, paragliding, blo-karting, surfing, or 4 wheel driving. We bet you can hardly wipe away your smile after an experience like these! Come create memories on Āwhitu Peninsula, then check out what Auckland has next in store for you.

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