Tawharanui Open Sanctuary
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Shells, surf, swim, bird calls, sunset to end all
Small but perfect beach and native habitat that is protected from mammals by a fence. No joke. Once you're inside you'll see flightless birds and an absolutely stunning set of beaches that, within a mile, serve up shells, surf, romantic vistas, and great swimming. If weddings aren't in the mix you might be able to swing a night at the Tawharanaui Lodge nearby.
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