Duder Regional Park is situated on the Whakakaiwhara Peninsula near Clevedon which is around a forty minute drive from Auckland. Once inside the regional park, two of the best things to do are the farm loop trail and the coastal walk. We combined the two – starting off on the coastal walk and then joining the farm loop trail.
The coastal to farm loop takes around two hours to complete and we had all sorts of weather. One minute we were sitting eating our lunch in blazing sunshine at a beautiful viewpoint – the next we were running for shelter under a nearby tree as the heavens opened.
The Hauraki coastline is showcased to its full potential on this walk and white sand beaches sit comfortably alongside farmland with sheep and cows grazing. You might even spot some lambs if you’re lucky.
From the gate at the entrance you can either take the coastal track or start directly on the farm loop trail. Note that you can only access the coastal route at low tide.
If you start on the coastal track you can then head up the grass banks to the farmland area – that way you get to experience both.
The views just keep getting better and better the higher up into the farmland you go.
However I think you’ll agree that this is the money shot…..
The beautiful bay below is ideal for a swim once you’ve completed the walk.
You can find more information about Duder Regional Park by clicking here.