Formed car parks and access along Centennial Marine Drive.
Pacific Street to Waipaoa River
5km from the city centre, follow Centennial Marine Drive out to the mouth of the Waipaoa River. Easy cycling distance of the city.
Things to do
- - Dogs on Leash
- - Surfing
- - Swimming
Things you can't do
- - X No Camping
- - X No Fires
Kopututea is the sand dunes stretching for 7 kilometres along from Midway Beach towards the mouth of the Waipaoa River. Kopututea is in private ownership but has generously been made available to the public for many years, and will continue through a co-management relationship between Kopututea Trustees and Council.
Water quality monitoring
We monitor the water quality of Midway Beach at Pacific Street twice a month in summer and monthly in winter.
Check the water monitoring results page
Kopututea Co-Management Plan
The co-management of this reserve is between Kopututea Trustees and Council.
Read the plan for co-managing Kopututea beach reserve
Kopututea images on Flickr
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