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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  • 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.
  • Very family friendly. Gorgeous views our 3year old daughter was able to walk the whole way and back. Taking longer than normal
  • A beautiful walking track and great place to have family time. Loved it
  • Venue with a beautiful visual. Trails easy to walk, but for people with difficulty locomotion becomes difficult. Public toilets only available at the entrance. There is no sale of products in the park, so do not forget to bring your water from home. Ideal place for family, adventurers, nature lovers.
  • Beautiful views, loads of sheep, no people. Easy hike

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