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Kaiaua / Miranda - Seabird Coast

Kaiaua / Miranda - Seabird Coast

Miranda and Kaiaua - click to enlargeSeabird Coast, Kaiaua and Miranda with its world renowned Chenier shell banks, is the summer home to a variety of migratory Arctic wading birds including the Wrybil which is found here all year round. A relaxing soak in mineral hot springs at Miranda is the perfect way to end your day before enjoying delicious fish and chips at Kaiaua, a favourite of locals and Aucklanders. Dotted along the coast you will find craft outlets and produce stalls just waiting to be discovered.  Visit the Rangipo Museum, situated 1 mile south of Kaiaua.  A century old handsawn Kauri woolshed museum.  Original hand tools, artefacts and equipment from Rangipo station.  Fascinating historic information about the area.

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Accommodation

Miranda

Miranda Holiday Park

Phone: 07 867 3205

Miranda

Miranda Cottage

Phone: +64 21 822402 / +64 21 543221

Dining

Experience

Kaiaua

Rangipo Museum

 
Rangipo Museum - Situated 1 mile south of Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames.  A Century old handsawn Kauri woolshed museum, displaying original hand tools, artifacts and equpment from Rangipo Station.<br />The Museum has a stunning example of one of New Zealand's largest pre-european Pa Sites.  An easy drive to the top car park, with 3 minute walk to the top rewards you with a specatcular 360degree view.  Bookings essential.  $8.00 per person.  Kids free.<br />Contact Rob ahead of time to arrange a time to visit.  email robmccartie@hotmail.com or phone 021 358 520

1 mile South of Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames

Situated 1 mile south of Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames. A Century old handsawn Kauri woolshed museum, displaying original hand tools, artifacts and equpment from Rangipo Station.
The Museum has a stunning example of one of New Zealand's largest pre-european Pa Sites. An easy drive to the top car park, with 3 minute walk to the top rewards you with a specatcular 360degree view. Bookings essential. $8.00 per person. Kids free.
Contact Rob ahead of time to arrange a time to visit. email robmccartie@hotmail.com or phone 021 358 520


Miranda

Miranda Shorebird Centre

 
Miranda Shorebird Centre - Renowned migratory wading birds from home and abroad.  Unique Wrybill all year round.  Visitor & Natural History Information Centre.  Bunkroom and motel unit accommodation.

East Coast Road, Miranda
Phone: 09 232 2781

Renowned migratory wading birds from home and abroad.  Unique Wrybill all year round.  Visitor & Natural History Information Centre.  Bunkroom and motel unit accommodation.


Tapapakanga

Tapapakanga Regional Park

 
Tapapakanga Regional Park - A coastal farm park located on the Firth of Thames, south of Orere Point. Sandy accessible pohutakawa-edged beach, rich in Maori and European history, camping available. A coastal walkway to hilltop affords spectacular views over the Firth of Thames

Orere Matingarahi Road, Tapapakanga

A coastal farm park located on the Firth of Thames, south of Orere Point. Sandy accessible pohutakawa-edged beach, rich in Maori and European history, camping available. A coastal walkway to hilltop affords spectacular views over the Firth of Thames