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Kawakawa Bay

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-292 8017
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Took our boat there for the first time great spot very helpful staff who run the ramp. Lots of good... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Corey D
via mobile
Make the effort to get to Waiti Bay further round

The main bay is a wide expanse looking out to the offshore islands - the water is shallow but... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Camberley, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“boat ramp” (2 reviews)
“cockles” (2 reviews)
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-292 8017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Took our boat there for the first time great spot very helpful staff who run the ramp. Lots of good spots to go for picnics and finishing areas.

Thank Corey D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The main bay is a wide expanse looking out to the offshore islands - the water is shallow but shingly and you can collect a certain amount of cockles daily. There's plenty of parking and a small shop/cafe is nearby for a refreshment stop. However,...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 9 February 2017

About one hour trip to the east side of Auckland, this beach offers relax place for whole family, do camping, or just walking and sit under the tree shades, with main bonus is cockle pick, yes the limit is 50 cockles per person per day,...More

2  Thank santo t
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Kawakawa has a little beach side community in which hasn't seen the hustle most little villagers have. It has a park and toilets across from the shop. A good place to stop If you have children or just when using the coast as a by...More

1  Thank shimmintoddy
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Kawakawa Bay is not far away from where I live i.e. around 45 minutes drive from the busy life of Auckland. Its a lovely drive to the bay and once you reach there it takes you to an enchanted world of peace and tranquility. The...More

Thank Siham E
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Okay so there is not loads to do here but chill and relax on a sunny day. Take in the view bring a picnic and a ball and just enjoy the peace and quiet

1  Thank Sharronr5b
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect to find a bay full of shells. It was absolutely stunning on the day we went. So peaceful.

1  Thank Lissie E
Reviewed 18 March 2016

A wide bay with a small cove and beautiful sands. It looked popular with fishermen on the jetty and a few small boats going in and out to the little islands or water skiing out in the bay. Wonderful.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 25 November 2015

It's a bay, so there is not much to say. I liked it, but not outstanding. Could be a been there, done that, place

Thank Roborhodie
Reviewed 14 November 2015

kawakawa was not a planned trip..we found it while searching other beaches. It was a public beach with a private feeling...lonely, expansive and beautiful. A bit of a walk to Hit the beach but well worth it.

Thank tlyntp
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Trixie S
31 January 2017|
Response from shimmintoddy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but their is over night freedom camping in kaiaua