AUCKLAND: FRANKLIN

27-Jul-13

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Awhitu Regional Park and Brook Homestead

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by Chris Gaelic

214 Brook Road, Awhitu, Franklin, Auckland

Phone: 09 301 0101

rvexplorer id: 17638

Information and registration Kiosk

Information and registration Kiosk

 

Driveway into the camping area

Driveway into the camping area

 

One of two toilets in the campsites

One of two toilets in the campsites

 

Farm cottage on the Brook Homestead

Farm cottage on the Brook Homestead

 

We had a great day in mid-winter exploring the Awhitu peninsula, visiting the Manukau Heads lighthouse, checking out Orua Bay and Big Bay before finally heading back down the coast where we planned to stay at the Awhitu Reserve campsite overnight.

 

Unfortunately, the campsite was closed. We could probably have just parked overnight on the public parking area, but we decided to head on back to Waiuku as it was starting to get dark, and I didn't want to risk being asked to be moved on sometime after dark.

 

UPDATE: December 2014

We returned to the Ahitu Peninsula on a beautiful hot summers day, and this time we were able to have a good look through the campsite..

 

The camping area is divided into two, with the Brook Homestead on the furthest one, which also overlooks the Manukau Harbour. Both have well maintained long-drop toilets, and provide plenty of shelter and on-grass parking.

 

This is a really nice regional park. It was quite busy while we were there in the peak summer holiday season, but it would make a peaceful place to chill out in spring, or later on in summer after the holiday silly season is over.

 

 

Historic walk that you can do from the campsites

Historic walk that you can do from the campsites

 

The Brook Homestead

The Brook Homestead

 

 

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10:43 PM 26-Jul-17 by Seajay from Awhitu Public
During the winter wet season overnighting is confined to SCC in the sealed carpark 200m inside the main gate Reduced fee $10 adults / $4 child pn max 7 nights (but very quiet). Main gate closes for entry at 7pm winter, 9pm summer months