Hibiscus Coast Beaches & Parks

Whangaparaoa Lodge is surrounded by 15 beautiful Hibiscus Coast beaches and bays, from the coastline of Orewa to the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Local Beaches

Our Top Beach Recommendations:

  • Little Manly Beach - A stone's throw away from Whangaparaoa Lodge. Quiet beach with calm waters and picturesque views

  • Big Manly Beach - A beautiful long sandy beach, perfect for swims, water activities and strolls

  • Okoromai Bay - Located in Shakespear Regional Park, fantastic for gathering cockles


Local Walks

Whangaparaoa and the Hibiscus Coast is a great place to get your walking shoes on to explore our beautiful beaches, nature and scenery

Check out our highly recommended walk - the Shakespear Lookout Path. This is not one to miss out on. Experience 360 degree views of Auckland, Tiritiri Matangi Island and stunning ocean vistas.

We also recommend walking around the Gulf Harbour Marina, which is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, boats moored at the Harbour and gorgeous views.

For specific walking routes and cycleways, please visit Linku2 Hibiscus Coast

Shakespear Regional Park

Local Parks

Shakespear Regional Park

New Zealand's most visited Regional Park and sanctuary, perfect for walks, beachdays or camping. For more information regarding the park, walking trails and facilities visit: Auckland Council - Shakespear Regional Park


Stanmore Bay Park

A local's favourite park - Enjoy the playground, skatepark, basketball court, beach and plenty of grass. For more information visit: Auckland Council - Stanmore Bay Park