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Scandrett Regional Park: Auckland outdoors

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Auckland, North Island

Scandrett Regional Park is a lesser visited Auckland destination. Follow your nose to the end of the road, (past well known Snells Beach) is a gem, Scandrett park. Scandrett is part of 27 parks open to the public throughout the year.


Scandrett Regional Park Auckland heritage farm buildings with perfect beach views, New Zealand
Scandrett Regional Park Auckland heritage farm buildings with perfect beach views, New Zealand

Scandrett Regional Park walks and tracks

There are several well signposted walking tracks clearly marked from the carpark. The spotless, wheelchair accessible toilets are beautifully landscaped to blend into the environment. Pohutukawa trees offer shade under picnic tables inviting visitors to explore the rocks.

Scandrett Regional Park water sports

Between mid to high tide for water sports such as kayaking around the bay, fishing from the rocks or swimming in the sheltered water.

Yes you can stay overnight in Scandrett Regional Park. To book a motorhome spot or bach enquire HERE.




Scandrett park is a very popular family and friends location resulting in the 1950’s baches often booked out months in advance.

The best time to visit Scandrett Regional Park is year round, simply layer up and wonder about the rigours of farming life in the nineteenth century in the remote area.

There are plenty of interesting things to do for kids at Scandrett Regional Park.

  • Exploring the beach for driftwood
  • Being quiet and tiptoeing past the nesting NZ dotterel shore birds
  • Peeping into the windows of the historic farmhouse
  • Picnic food with their favourite treats
  • Exploring rock pools
  • Easy walking tracks

Scandrett Regional Park is located on Mahurangi East Peninsula, a mere 3km beyond Algies Bay and 20 minutes from the popular Snells Beach.

Scandrett Regional Park walks

Mullet Point Loop 1 hour return, 2km This loop track begins below the car park next to the historic farm area and includes the Kawau Bay and Pig Sty Tracks. Head along the Kawau Bay Track until you meet Mullet Point Track.

Scandretts Bay Loop 50 minutes return, 1.5km Start this loop track at either of the car parks. It includes the Orchard and Pig Sty Tracks as well as part of the Mullet Point Track. You will wander through the historic farm area, the former orchard and the present farm, and take in views of Scandretts Bay from the lookout at the end of the Lookout Track. For a shorter version of this loop, use the Sled Track.

Martins Bay Track 5 minutes one way, 350 metres Next to the park is Martins Bay, with its boat ramp, sandy swimming beach and campground. It borders the park to the south and is easily accessible on foot. Park at the car park by the entrance gate and head down the hill… read more in Scandrett Regional Park brochure in the travel pack section.

Scandrett Regional Park historic cow milking shed, New Zealand
Scandrett Regional Park historic cow milking shed, New Zealand

Scandrett Regional Park location

Located at the south eastern edge of Kawau Bay, Scandrett Regional Park encompasses Mullet Point and includes regenerating coastal forest, rocky headlands, an attractive beach and an historic farm area.

Stay overnight in Scandrett Regional Park


There is no campground at Scandrett Regional Park.

Staying overnight in selected parking areas Campervans, vehicle units and caravans with a Self-Containment Certificate (SCC) can stay overnight in approved SCC car parking areas. Conditions apply.

Other accommodation: Book and stay over in one of three waterfront beaches and experience a real kiwi bach experience. For information on park facilities, conditions and restrictions and to make a booking please visit holiday places. For other enquiries phone 09 301 0101 or use the public phone located beside the main noticeboard in the cow shed.

… Read more about staying overnight in Scandrett Park (check travel pack section for brochure)

Scandrett historic homestead Scandrett Regional Park Auckland, New Zealand
Scandrett historic homestead Scandrett Regional Park Auckland, New Zealand

What can you do nearby Scandrett Regional Park?

  • The diminutive public park passes Snells Beach, a popular seaside destination for Aucklanders.
  • Warkworth is 14 km with its cafes, ice creams, and retro vintage shops
  • Puhoi with its cheese factory and heritage vibe is close by, 30 km

Scandrett Regional Park is part of the Mahurangi peninsula with its beaches, parks and small communities.

Travel pack information


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