Warkworth is located 64km north of Auckland on State Highway 1and is at the head of the Mahurangi Harbour.
The Warkworth district is known as the Kowhai Coast, named after the native Kowhai tree, and the town's annual Kowhai Festival is one of the largest community festivals in the country, running for around a week in spring.
Situated to the West of the township is a growing industrial area which is creating a lot of local employment.
Snells Beach is located 8 kilometres further along the Mahurangi Peninsula, and the beach faces east towards historic Kawau Island. The Mahurangi Peninsula also has the Sandspit with ferry connections to Kawau Island. Algies Bay, Martins Bay, and Scotts Landing are further to the East.
The township of Matakana, is located 9 kilometres further North from Warkworth and is bounded by the Matakana River. The townships of Leigh, Omaha and Pakiri are again further North East from Matakana. This area is home to several leading wineries which attract a lot of tourists drawn to sample the wines and eat at the many Cafes in the district.
Leigh Harbour is home to Leigh Fisheries, a leading exporter of seafood. The world famous Goat Island Marine Reserve is accessed from Leigh and attracts visitors from all over the world to view the many species of marine life which have flourished since the inception of the sanctuary.
This part of the Rodney District is home to several Regional Parks. Perhaps the most well-known being Tawharanui Regional Park at the end of the Takatu Peninsula. Since the erecting of a predator proof fence some years back, many native bird species such as the New Zealand Native Dotterel (Tuturiwhatu) under threat of extinction, have flourished and attract many bird watchers to the Park. Other Regional Parks in the district are Mahurangi, Pakiri, and Scandretts.
With so many beautiful beaches, harbours, and access to the Hauraki Gulf, this part of Rodney is growing rapidly. The planned Puhoi to Wellsford motorway is also bringing growth and employment in this beautiful region just north of Auckland.
While holiday homes once dominated Snells Beach and it’s neighbour, Algies Bay, these are now predominantly residential areas. Regardless of whether you are looking for residential or holiday homes in the area the highly successful, experienced team at Harcourts can help you with your real estate requirements. Harcourts have 6 agents living and working in the area and are committed to the Mahurangi region.
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