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About this park

Perched on the north east tip of the Mahurangi Peninsula, Scandrett Regional Park encompasses Mullet Point and includes regenerating coastal forest, rocky headlands that protrude into Kawau Bay, an attractive beach and a precinct of historic farm buildings.


Opening hours

Pedestrian access Open 24 hours
Summer gate opening hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Daylight savings)
Winter gate opening hours
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Non daylight savings)

How to get to Scandrett

Take State Highway 1 to Warkworth. Follow the signs to Snells Beach. Approximately 3km beyond Algies Bay turn left into Scandrett Road and follow the road to the end.

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Distance from Auckland CBD

82 km


Maps

Park facilities

SCC campgrounds and designated parking areas
SCC campgrounds and designated parking areas Scandrett SCC parking area
Beaches
Beaches

Scandrett Bay.

Historic homesteads
Historic homesteads
Interpretation
Interpretation
Limited mobility parking
Limited mobility parking

Gobi pavers comprise the surface of the car park, the gaps of which are filled with gravel and grass, so moving over them with a wheelchair or walking equipment is reasonably easy.

Limited mobility toilet
Limited mobility toilet

There is 1 male, 1 female wheelchair accessible toilet. The facility is approached by both ramp and steps.

Mobility access (partial)
Mobility access (partial)

There is no formed access to the beach at Scandrett. For special access provisions contact us on (09) 301 0101.

Notice board
Notice board
Parking
Parking
Picnic tables
Picnic tables

You can find your own favourite spot to picnic. Feel free to bring your own gas BBQ. Groups of 50 people or more require a permit.

Pram access
Pram access

Scandrett is suitable for pram access especially if remaining at beach level.

Security gates
Security gates
Toilet block
Toilet block
Unsealed access road
Unsealed access road

Park activities

History

The Mullet Point area was known to Māori as Purahurawai “the expansive, sparkling waters”. In those days Māori came from throughout the Hauraki Gulf to Kawau Bay (off Mullet Point) to catch and dry sharks for a winter food source.
There are a number of sites of past Māori settlement within Scandrett Regional Park, including two headland pā.

The land was the site of early shipbuilding during the 1850s and 1860s. When George Scandrett arrived from Ireland in 1863, its long farming history began.
The historic Scandrett homestead, built around 1885, differs from many other early farmhouses in that it is made of an early type of concrete instead of the usual kauri timber.  The associated farm buildings – a barn, milking shed,
boat shed, calf shed (formerly a hen house), implement shed, dairy and cream sheds are relics of a bygone era when access to the property was by sea. They have been restored and remain a central feature of the park.

The Scandrett family continued to farm the land until it was sold to the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) in 1998.