Not surprisingly, Beachlands is all about the beach.
Residents of Beachlands can visit several secluded bays or enjoy beautiful vistas of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands from their own home.

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Rural Whitford has seen many changes since the first European settlers arrived in 1843 but it still retains a rustic charm. This is horse country with a very active pony club, stables and stud farms gracing the landscape.

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Omana and Maraetai face north and are sited on either side of a headland, with the land rising quite steeply back from the foreshore thus offering spectacular views stretching from Auckland City to the Coromandel Ranges.

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Omana Regional Park is the ideal place to enjoy a family day out. There is a safe swimming beach, rock pools to explore, pet animals to feed, a children's playground, large flat grass areas for organised games, a boardwalk and cycling tracks and plenty of picnic and barbecue sites.

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From Maraetai the shoreline stretches for several kilometres of splendid unspoilt coastal scenery along the narrow Coast Road until it reaches Umupuia, also known as Duders Beach. Opposite the beach is Umupuia Park, a Maori cemetary and marae – the meeting place of the Ngai Tai people.

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This walkway and cycleway passes the picturesque beaches and reserves along the coast between Beachlands and Maraetai.

It provides access to popular Omana Regional Park and breathtaking views of the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island and the Coromandel Peninsula.

 

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1. Whitford has seen many changes since the first European settlers arrived in 1843 but retains its rustic charm. It is a service centre for the surrounding farms and equestrian activities. Whitford is also a focus for an emerging local arts and crafts cottage industry.

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Statistics New Zeland

Data is indicative only, 2013. We combined the numbers for the Beachlands / Maraetai area with the ones from Turanga / Whitford and applied rounding for easier display. The most recent Censur report from 2013 delivers a variety of facts about our area.

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