3. Tawharanui Regional Park
Auckland is spoilt for choice when it comes to regional parks. This one is certainly not the closest to Auckland, however as GO Explorer Carol Hood comments, it is one of the most beautiful.
Located about an hour and 15 minutes north of Auckland, Tawharanui is set on a remote peninsula and boasts some of the region’s most pristine white sandy beaches as well as rolling pastures and coastal forest.