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We went to Shakespear in the weekend and because we went in a big group its really good to book a site a couple of weeks of planning to go, so its a peace of mind for you & your group. A lot of trees which was great for shade and where we were at was very close to the water, so that was good to keep an eye out for the kids.

Love to picnic

Just 50km north of Auckland's CBD lies this gorgeous, pest-free regional park that has not one but THREE fantastic swimming beaches, meaning it's well worth a summer day trip from the city. Te Haruhi Bay is a sandy strip of coastline that melts slowly into gentle, sedate waters while the better-known Army Bay is at the park entrance. Lesser known Okoromai Bay is a tidal beach, which is more ideal for hunting and gathering cockles than for swimming. Incredibly popular during public holidays, it pays to arrive at Shakespear Regional Park early if you want to secure the family a top beach spot. However, if you just want to fang up in the car for a satisfying swim then you can't go past this park as one of the best swimming spots in the greater Auckland region.

For some mountain biking fun for the whole family check out the Lookout Track at Shakespear Regional Park. It has great views and is only 3kms long. Certainly worth the drive from Auckland. Bring a picnic lunch and have it on the trail.

Perfect place to take the family or friends on that hot summers day, surrounded by rolling hills, parks and shady trees and a beautiful beach, stay all day, relax, there is even great BBQ facilitates aswell.

Nothing beats a picnic on a hot summers day down at the beautiful Shakespear Park, Plenty of huge shady trees, picnic tables, BBQ’s, and just to top it off.. Surrounded by rolling green hills and a beautiful beach.

The beach, the grassy picnic areas and endless walking tracks.