Duder Regional Park, Howick

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Duder Regional Park is a 162ha regional park situated on the coast to the east of Auckland city, New Zealand.HistoryThe park was created in 1995 after the sale of the land by the Duder family to the Auckland Regional Council. Prior to the sale the land had been farmed by descendants of Thomas Duder for about 130 years. The land was purchased in 1866 from the original Maori owners Ngai Tai who had historically built a pa on the headland.An extra 13.7 ha was added in 2010 to prevent coast development obstructing views from the park.DescriptionThe park is a working farm bounded to the west by Duders Beach. It is situated on a headland and offers commanding views of the Hauraki Gulf. There is limited native bush as most of the land is grassed. There are no designated picnic areas and facilities are limited.Small numbers of the endangered tuturiwhatu (New Zealand dotterel) breed on shell banks south of the park. This area is not accessible to the public.
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  • Duders beach is a full tide beach. It is great for young families.Not too deep, Not allowed to take shell fish. Lovely drive around the coast road from Mareatai Beach..  more »
  • The Whakakaiwhara Peninsula, otherwise known as Ryder Regional Park is an often overlooked treasure in Auckland's back yard. Walking options across farmland that is interspersed with pockets of regene...  more »
  • I've walked around this park many times. It is still a working farm (on a small scale) has simply stunning views of the gulf from all angles. Not a lot of trees, as it was a farm for a long, long time...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful. It's a decent walk that shows Aucklands natural beauty.
  • This is a gem. Thought I'd seen all the best spots around Auck but I was wrong. On a sunny Autumn morning, you can just sit overlooking the Gulf and watch the clouds scud over Waiheke, with Rotorua and Ponui Islands in the distance... Magic. Its about an hour from town, give or take. We went via Clevedon and grabbed a coffee. The track is easy walking with a few slopes to puff up. There a bike trail here too. Worth a gander if you've never been...
  • Worth the visit, plenty of trails, some are close to the beach. Beach access if you want to walk on the sand. Great place to relax and amazing scenery all about. Plenty of forest, beautiful trees, views, water is an amazing colour. Free to access, moderate amount of parking.
  • Beautiful walks and some history too with the pa at the end of the peninsula. Picnic in a kumara pit!
  • Very family friendly. Gorgeous views our 3year old daughter was able to walk the whole way and back. Taking longer than normal
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