Whangaparaoa Activities

You'll never be stuck for something to do when visiting the Whangaparaoa Peninsula no matter what you age, budget or interests.

With attractions such as jet skiing, snowboarding and windsurfing there's always something on offer for the adrenaline junkies.

If you want live at a more slow and peaceful pace then there's the amazing wildlife sanctuaries of Shakespear Regional Park and Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Whangaparaoa Activities


Gulf Harbour golf course

Gulf Harbour Golf Course & Country Club: One of New Zealand's premier golf courses situated on the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. The golf course has stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf and was host to the 2005-06 New Zealand championship.

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Hauraki Adventures

Hauraki Adventures: A water sports Adventure Company that offers self-drive jet ski hire and guided safaris of the Hauraki Gulf and its Islands. Feel the adrenaline and excitement of blasting over 100kph across the water on a three seated jet ski.

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Shakespear Regional Park Whangaparaoa

Shakespear Regional Park: This is one of the most visited Regional Parks in the whole of New Zealand. The introduction of several endangered species and pest proof fencing has now made the park a major wildlife sanctuary where you can get up-close and personal with many animals.

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Flying forwards windsurf school

Flying Forwards Windsurfing School: Feel the power of the wind when flying across the water in the beautiful surroundings of Big Manly Beach. Lessons are available for all ages and experience levels from first timers to freestyles.

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Flying forwards windsurf school

Hoyts Cinema: The perfect activity if the weather's bad or you just need to entertain the young ones for a couple of hours. With multiple screens including an adults only gold class screen that allows for consumption of alcoholic beverages this is a great place to watch the latest flick.

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Tenpin bowling

Tenpin Bowling: Great fun for the entire family and something the kids will enjoy. No matter what the weather conditions outside there's always a smile on people's faces inside the Whangaparaoa Tenpin Bowling Centre.

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Whangaparaoa Plaza

Whangaparaoa Plaza: The Whangaparaoa Shopping Plaza offers a wide range of stores that serve the local community and out of town visitors. With a large supermarket, clothing stores, cafes, bars and restaurants you should have no problem finding anything you need.

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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island: One of New Zealand's most important wildlife sanctuaries Tiritiri Matangi is home to a large number of endangered and native birds and other wildlife species. Take the ferry from Gulf Harbour or a jet ski adventure with Hauraki Adventures.

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Snow Planet

Snow Planet: This in-door ski slope is a great way to cool down and get out of the sun. Auckland premier ski and snowboarding destination which includes teaching facilities, children's areas and great food and drink options for the whole family.

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Orewa beach and resort

Orewa Beach & Resort: The small seaside town of Orewa is a short 10 minute drive from Whangaparaoa and offers a very large sandy beach, childrens play areas and a real seaside look and feel with several cafes and bars located on the water front with stunning views.

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