Whakanewha Regional Park
Located on the South side of the Isle, Whakanewha has a large wetland, home to an uncommon bird, bittern, banded rail, flawless crack and the New Zealand dotterel. Woodsy recreation area by way of a beach on Rocky Bay, with multi use trails, campsites & amusement areas.
At high tide the shelly beach is calm & ideal for swimming with nearby picnic areas.
At low tide there is a sand/mud flat exposed, therefore any pleasure ship anchoring ought to be cautious of the depth. Whakanewha means to shade the eyes from sunlight. The Auckland Council manages the Poukaraka Flats Campground in Rocky Bay, Whakanewha Regional Park on Waiheke Island.
Category : Waiheke Island Hiking