Whangateau and Ti Point
Whangateau is a step back in time - Europeans settled here in 40 acre blocks around 1892 and all trade (mostly produce and kauri gum) was by sea.
The beautiful, little historic Whangateau Hall sits proudly at the edge of the rugby grounds and has regular folk music concerts each month and are a great night out! Whangateau has an excellent Holiday Park, which sits right on the waters edge and offers visitors quality surrounds for a very reasonable price. On top of the hill nearby is a cemetery with some of the early settlers graves.
Ti Point, just up the road, boasts an exceptional reptile park. There are lots of NZ native lizards, including the amazing tuatara, a rare lizard whose lineage goes back to dinosaurs. Turtles, tortoises, chameleons, iguanas, lizards and an American alligator can also be spotted.
There are great fishing spots off the Ti Point wharf and from here is the starting point for a very good coastal walkway. Meander through farmland and along beaches, past ancient pohutakawa and strange rocky outcrops to the scenic reserve at the end. A perfect spot for a picnic! The walkway will provide you with stunning views out towards Omaha and out to Kawau Bay.For further information:
Ti Point Reptile Park displays a unique collection of both native and exotic species. The Reptile Park is the only zoo in New Zealand that specialises in reptiles. ..more..
Omaha River Retreat is nestled high on the banks of the Omaha River, just 50 minutes north of Auckland. Omaha River Retreat provides guests with a panoramic view over the estuarine ..more..
Whangateau Hall is the home to the Whangateau Folk Club. Each month you can come along and enjoy the live music and events showcasing top national artists. Upcoming events: ..more..