Located in the Northland region
The Waipu sandspit and Mangawhai sand dunes are dominant features of Bream Bay/Piroa and the Mangawhai areas.
They are a hotspot for bird watching as they are home to many threatened and migratory birds including the tara-iti/New Zealand fairy tern, kuaka/bar-tailed godwit, taranui/Caspian tern, tōrea pango/variable oystercatcher and the tūturiwhatu/New Zealand dotterel.
Scottish history is a feature of the little town of Waipu. You can discover more about Waipu’s history at the Waipu Museum.