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William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island is approximately 54 hectares in size. It lies adjacent to the mouth of the Hātea River and the harbour.
It is unique in that it is a relatively large coastal open space located within close proximity to central Whangārei.
Future use and development of Pohe Island for recreation is constrained by past landfill operations. Recreation activities and uses currently on the site include a public skate park, BMX tracks, sports fields and water-based facilities (e.g. rowing clubrooms, ramp).
With the opening of Te Matau ā Pohe across Hātea River and the development of the Hātea Loop Walkway, this area will become more accessible for cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
The William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island Master Plan was adopted by Council in September 2019.
William Fraser Memorial Park Master Plan(PDF, 35MB)
Camping is prohibited in William Fraser Memorial Park under Camping in public places bylaw 2017. Car parking is available in Town Basin car park.
Pohe Island Road, Whangārei 0112 View Map
Pohe Island Road ,
Reserve Management Plans
Map showing camping prohibition in William Fraser Memorial Park(PDF, 287KB)
DoC tracks and walks
Parks and reserves
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