The Seabird Coast

The Seabird Coast is located along the western shores of the Firth of Thames, in the Thames-Coromandel region of New Zealand. It sits between the Hunua Forest Park and the stunning Coromandel Ranges.

The area extends south from Tawhitokino Regional Park near Kawakawa Bay (southeast of Auckland). It takes in the Chenier plain of ancient shellbanks around Miranda/Pukorokoro and Kaiaua . And ends at the vast mangrove forest of the Firth’s southern border.

The Hauraki Plains and the Seabird Coast is home to a diverse natural landscape and a hive of local activity. A vast region encompassing no less than twelve communities, it contains acres of native forest, idyllic coastline, rolling rural hills and plains and the wide Waihou river.

The environment offers myriad opportunities to interact with the area. Enjoy some hunting and gathering, discover delicious locally grown produce or, simply, adventure in the wilderness.

The long stretch of foreshore in Miranda is an ideal picnic stop on the way to Coromandel from Auckland. And The Miranda Shorebird Centre is a fascinating destination for bird watchers from all over the world.