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Queen Elizabeth Park

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Queen Elizabeth Park

Mackays Crossing, SH 1

The Mackays Crossing entrance off SH1 gives access to Whareroa Beach and surrounding dunes, picnic areas, walking, cycling and horse riding trails, the Tramway Museum, WWII Marines displays, several wetlands and the kahikatea forest remnant.

For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.

Opening hours

8am till dusk

Dogs are welcome in some areas.

Dogs are not permitted on or near farmland.

Please keep your dog on a leash in the picnic areas.

Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests





Park notices

Partial closure of Wainui Stream Track

Posted 11/9/20

We will be starting work repairing the slips on the Wainui Stream Track.

To do this safely, from 8am Wednesday 16 September to 4pm Friday 18 September, sections of the track will be closed while machinery is in use. Signage showing detours will be in place.

For all questions please contact the QEP Park Ranger on 0800 496 734.

We thank you for your patience. 

COVID-19 update

Posted 12/8/20

At Alert Level 2, we need to play it safe. Park trails are very busy at present, be aware of other walkers and bikers.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Keep a 2m distance from people you don’t know
  • Dogs must be on leads
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Stay home if you are unwell

Park ranger offices are closed. For any park-related enquiries, please call 0800 496 734.

Water at Queen Elizabeth Park

Posted 2/3/20

Queen Elizabeth Park currently has no water at the MacKays Crossing entrance due to an accident occurring with the water tanks. 

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About

Queen Elizabeth Park has something for everyone; stop in at our award winning arrival centre, Ramaroa for information on what’s on offer.

We have picnics, sand dunes and wetlands, bird watching, walking, cycling, horse riding trails, a pony club and a historic tram to take you to the beach where you can swim and fish. The tram operates 11:00 am4.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays (except Christmas Day).

Park history

US Marines camp at Mackays Crossing

The coastal setting, plentiful food and central location of what is now Queen Elizabeth Park have long attracted people to the area. Maori have been living here for hundreds of years and there were major settlements at Wainui and Whareroa up until the mid-1800s. Although the land was covered in forest, the numerous waterways were deep enough for canoes to be paddled from Paekakariki to Waikanae.

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Get in touch

Phone: 0800 496 734
Fax: not available
qep.ranger@gw.govt.nz