Hauraki Plains & The Shorebird Coast

The Hauraki Plains & Shorebird Coast has much to offer those who linger longer. Grab a bike and explore the region’s expansive landscape along the Hauraki Rail trail, head out on boat and take in the beauty of the Firth of Thames, or take the road less travelled along the Pacific Highway, home to an abundance of diverse flora and fauna, stop in at Miranda Shorebird Centre, a fascinating destination for bird watchers from all over the world.

For passionate hunter-gatherers, there’s a plethora of seasonal hunting opportunities such as fishing, duckshooting, deerstalking, whitebaiting and more. Art and culture is another theme the region is becoming known for, with a burgeoning artist community.

The Plains landscape is everchanging and the beauty here often subtle. With 12 very unique communities, we invite you to discover each to understand more about this beautiful region for yourself.