NEW ZEALAND (8)


WHANGAPARAOA PENINSULA

APRIL 2019

SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK

Shakespear Regional Park was about half an hour’s walk from our house and on a sunny day in April, we’ve decided to walk back there (we’ve been to the lookout point in that first week after we’ve arrived in New Zealand).

It is located at the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and is named after the Shakespear family which bought the land in the 1880’s from local Maori.

On the pathways in the Shakespear Regional Park

Leisurely strolling through the Park

There are several walking trails to discover. We’ve chosen the Heritage Trail that passes through native forest and farmlands to eventually reached the lookout point.

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Trees’ roots are becoming part of the pathways

Once you’re out of the forest, the open farmland becomes the trail to the top of the lookout point. There were several people walking around and enjoying nature.

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Open farmland is part of the Heritage Trail

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We first had to walk up this hill before we could enjoy the views

At the top of the hill, we’ve looked back to the forest. It was a beautiful day and we could see the forest we’ve just walked through with the ocean at the back.

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At the top of the hill after walking through the farmland

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The different trails are indicated here at the lookout point

It was a great day on the trail in Shakespear Regional Park – we were very privileged to have this park on our doorstep.

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A beautiful view

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Amazing views of the ocean at the lookout point

Categories: New Zealand (Feb-June 2019)

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