40 minutes from Auckland City.
Shakespear Regional Park is a sanctuary with magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf on a clear day you can just make out Auckland
Shakespear Regional Park is working sheep and cattle farm .
The nativwe birds you might see are,. White-faced herons, stilts, dotterels, tui and our native pigeons.
easy hikingThis walk is over farmland with a short section of coastal walking
waterWater in the camp ground and pick nick area
Shakespeare Regional Park
Steep over the gate and walk to the end of the road and in to the camp ground. Make use of the toilets while you are there. Walk past the toilets to wards the hill. You should see the red marker post in front of you and to the right. Plus the steeps leading up to the farm land.
Option two Walk up the beach, Turn Left and walk up to the hill at the end of the beach, You should see the steeps and the track as you get closer to the hill.
At the top of the point you can sit down and enjoy the view of Te Haruhi Bay. This is one of many fantastic spots to stop for lunch. if it is too early for lunch, wait till you arrive at the sonar building, 35 Min away
Look out 30 min 1.5 km
A little work out for 10 Min, the security fence at the top of the hill, It belongs to the Ministry of the defence. So keep out, unless you would like to have free board and accommodation for a few days. I know the food is great and the beds are hard, I am X Army.
Excellent views from the look out, stay a while, read about the area and history, and talk to your follow trampers. Enjoy the surroundings. Binoculars would come in handy
Pink Beach. 5 Min – 300 m
Not really a beach, there are layers of flat hard sand stone, easy to walk on but also slippery. Again you can only get access to the rocks at low tide. It is a popular spot for fishing. If you stop on the wooden deck watch out for the birds sitting above you in the trees, you could end up with fertilizer on you sun hat.
Down to the beach
Sonar building 35 min. 1.6 km
From here you follow the fence line along the cliff face. Tiri Tiri track is very open and exposed to the wind; there is no shelter along the way. A good windproof jacket would be handy. And there could also be sheep or cattle in the paddocks, please don’t chase that cattle, they just might chase you. From the Sonar building I took a goat down to the beach. It is a very tricky steep decent down to the beach. Not a track for the faint hearted. If the tide is out, you can you can walk along the cliff face to a secluded sandy beach. Don’t fall asleep on the beach, when the tide is on the way in, you might get swept out to sea.