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Whangateau beach

Auckland, North Island

A great place to kayak with mangrove trees, schools of mullet, crabs and shrimps in the tidal waters. Shorebird herons feed on the sand flats. At low tide you can walk across to Horseshoe Island however take care of nesting birds. The Whangateau Domain has a holiday park on one side, public playgrounds, shady trees, toilets and picnic areas adjoining the beach. For walks in the area check What’s so great about Leigh & What’s so great about Omaha Beach.

Where to take the best selfie in Whangateau beach

Drive or walk down Bigh Omaha Wharf Road to the historic Omaha Wharf which was the only From the wharf the view is across Whangateau Harbour to Point Wells and Omaha.



During World War II American soldiers trained and camped in this idyllic spot before moving onto the theatre of war in the Pacific.

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