Waitawa Regional Park

Waitawa Regional Park

 

Auckland’s newest regional park is set to open this Saturday 8th of March at 8.30am.

 

Waitawa which is 188 hectares of land in the southeast of Auckland near Clevedon and Kawakawa Bay, was bought by the former Auckland Regional Council eight years ago. A lease was held by Orica Mining Services, which manufactures explosive materials for the construction sector which delayed development.

It is estimated 20,000 people will visit the park annually in the early stages, with that number increasing to 100,000 once it becomes more established.

 

Our head guide Nic Mead recently paddled this section of the Te Ara Moana trailwith a team from the NZ Herald and they published this article on Saturday 1st of March 2014.

 

See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11211601

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