Auckland is blessed with over 25 Regional Parks offering a great range of activities. Many of the parks provide access to beautiful beaches. Most can be picnic spots, have walking tracks and some have campgrounds and other accommodation. Some offer mountain biking and horse riding trails. Others are working farms. Because of their far-flung nature, only a few, Ambury, Shakespear, Long Bay and Wendeholm can reached using public transport (bus) with Maraetai and Omana accessible by ferry and an hour long walk.