Our beach to remain pristine
One of the most secluded beaches left on Auckland’s east coast will retain it’s “splendid isolation” as Auckland Council agrees no vehicle access will be developed through Te Muri Regional Park.
Beautiful Te Muri beach is my favourite beach in the Mahurangi Regional Park. This beautiful, isolated beach is only accessible by foot at low tide because of the estuary, so the beach is often free of people: just you and the dotterels an it is easy walking distance from Mahurangi West Wing B&B.
Te Muri to remain relatively undeveloped and retain its “splendid isolation”.
During the 1970s, the then Auckland Regional Council bought the original 33 hectare Te Muri beach land as part of Mahurangi Regional Park. The council then bought the remaining 382ha farm in 2010.
The relative remoteness of Te Muri, compared with busy Wenderholm and Mahurangi regional parks, will be preserved and enhanced. Over time the park will become a haven for campers, mountain bikers, walkers and eventually horse riding enthusiasts.
While board walks and a small bridge across Te Muri stream will be looked at, the beach will remain free of vehicle access with the focus more on developing walking and cycle trails.
There are also plans for horse-riding in the park but upgrading the intersection of State Highway 1 and Hungry Creek Rd and a parking area that can also accommodate horse floats will need to happen first, or other safe access has been developed.
Its a walk in the park
Walk the loop from our house and in just over an hour you’ll find 6 beautiful beaches that are just perfect for picnicking, walking or just sitting and taking in the view. For me, the highlights of the Mahurangi West Regional Park are the pohutukawa fringed Sullivan’s bay, pristine Te Muri.