Natures locations for your romantic park or beach wedding ceremony and wedding picnic celebration. Beautiful Auckland parks, beaches and waterfall locations in Auckland's coastal rainforest park - the Waitakere Ranges west of Aukland City, North Island, New Zealand.

Romantic parks
and beaches in Auckland for
your wedding ceremony
and celebration

 
Kaitarakihi Beach Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077. Check tides
  A secluded, sandy beach and grassy picnic area surrounded only by sub-tropical trees and pristine water. For intimate and private wedding picnics. From Titirangi Village roundabout, turn first left and travel down Huia Rd for 15 kilometers and turn left at the Kaitarakihi Beach sign. Parking for small wedding parties - parking limited for wummer weekends and public holidays. Check tide times on the 'planning' page.
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French Bay Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077 Check tides
  A lovely location for small wedding ceremonies. A pohutakawa lined cream sandy beach. From Titirangi, travel down Titirangi Beach Rd to Toby's. Turn left into Park Road and down Otitori Bay Rd to French Bay. Check tide times on the Planning page of this website. French Bay Yacht Club is located at this beach.

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Cornwallis Beach Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077 Check tides
  A magical location for large or small wedding picnics and barbeques. A pohutakawa lined cream sandy beach. Permanent marquees available. From Titirangi, travel down Huia Rd for 15 kilometers and turn left at Pine Avenue or take the next left, Cornwallis Wharf Rd. Parking limited during summer months. Check tide times on the Planning page of this website.
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Piha Beach * A Permit may be required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077.
  Dramatic location with black iron sand and pounding surf. Watch stunning sunsets over the Tasman Sea or walk along meandering streams, through rainforest trails to exotic waterfalls. *Permission required for South Piha from Waitakere Council. Phone +(649) 836 8075 and for North Piha from ARC Phone (+64 9 ) 817 0077. Parking limited during summer months.

Karekare Beach and Waterfall * Permit required from ARC ph +(649) 817 0077.
  Popular location where rugged rainforest meets the dramatic black sand surf coast. Famous location of the triple Oscar award-winning movie The Piano A delightful park beside the sand dunes for your wedding picnic. The stunning waterfall is a short walk from the beach with parking nearby. A permit is essential and wedding bookings well in advance are recommended. Parking limited during summer months.
Bethells Beach
  The wild and wonderful Te Henga - Bethells Beach is a typical west coast, black sand beauty and makes for a spectacular escape. The surf patrol means you can swim in summer. Historical holiday and film location for many including Zena, Hercules, Shortland Street. Parking is limited during summer months.
   
 

For futher information regarding permits if required please contact
aratakicentre@arc.govt.nz    ARC Waitakere Ranges park information
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Weddings Piha Beach Cornwallis Park KareKare Beach West Auckland New Zealand
Naturally Auckland's most romantic wedding location, the Waitakere Coastal Rainforest park provides the perfect backdrop for your beach wedding picnic or romantic rainforest wedding ceremony. For parks managed by Auckland Regional Council permits are required for group events. Enquire through the Arataki Visitors Centre Waiatarua.