Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I ♥ Auckland - Awhitu Regional Park..

Just 20minutes drive from our house is the Awhitu Regional Park, run by the Auckland Regional Council with a white sandy beach, acres of bush walks, native birds for bird watching, camping ground for tents and caravans, a great spot for fishing and a working farm with sheep and calves. It is so quite at this time of year, and is a wonderful place to drive to for a picnic and to enjoy nature. For some reason we always seem to go when the tide is out, but it doesn't matter because it is a beautiful place with the tide in or out. Check out the website after my photos if you want to get a sense of the history of this gorgeous spot, or just scroll through my photos for a sense of the beauty that is the Awhitu Regional Park..

Arriving at the beach, looking to the left there is the bay, this is a great fishing spot, off the rock...

Arriving at the beach, looking to the right you walk down to the end of the beach, and start the bush walk..

Just through the trees is the climb to the bush..

Being a tidal beach you get all sorts of wonderful shells and drift wood wash up on the beach..

This Island is a real landmark, when the tide is in it is safe enough to swim over to the island, in the distance is Auckland City..

Looking through the native bush to the beach.....

Once you get through the bush, about 5 minutes easy walking you come upon the Brook Homestead, the original farm house..

The Autumn leaves make for a beautiful scene...

The park has a working farm within it's land, you walk along the road and have bush on one side and cows on the other side..



YOu know that's one thing they don't have too much of here and that's a varitety of bushwalks.
We used to do walks all the time growing up, Mum and dad loved to take us.
I miss that.
As always, great shots.

Kay L. Davies

I love the shots of the island with the tide out. Just beautiful, Angela. And a regional park with cows. I love it!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ms. Becky

oh, this is a wonderful series of photos. the cow pics are classics! the expressions on their faces are priceless. these are truly great shots.

Evette Mendisabal

You do a phenominal job of showcasing the beauties in and around Auckland Mum, and ALWAYS manage to make me a little MORE homesick each time ... ♥ you!

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