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.
The 40 hectares of land has a mixture of open farm land, regenerating forest, pohutukawa-fringed cliff tops, mangrove mudflats, rocky sea shore and a sandy beach.
The campground at Omana allows for secluded camping with lots of amenities close at hand.
The Perimeter Walk encircling the park, or the shorter Farm Walk, are both great scenic walks.
Omana is the perfect venue for that special family event.
The park takes its name from the well preserved ring ditch pa, O-Manawatere (the dwelling place of Manawatere). Ngai Tai tradition records that this ancestor travelled from his Pacific homeland not by canoe, but by gliding over the water.
By the mid 1840s European settlers were clearing and farming the land in the area. Kauri felled in the Maraetai hills behind Omana was hauled by bullock teams down to the sea and then floated to mills in Auckland.
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Opens: 8.00 am
Closes: 5.00 pm (winter) and 8.30 pm (summer)
Distance from Auckland: 42 km (40 minutes)
How To Get There:
From Auckland CBD, head south on the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) and take the Otara off-ramp. Turn left onto East Tamaki Road and follow Ormiston & Sandstone Roads to Whitford. From here, take the Whitford-Maraetai Road. The Park is located on the left just before you enter the Maraetai township.
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