Welcome to Orewa Beach
where the sun always shines!

For Sir Edmund Hillary who observed our planet from its highest peak, to choose Orewa as the spot to spend his holidays, it must be a special place that offers the worlds’ best.  The iconic Norfolk Pines which line the beach front are a lasting legacy of Sir Edmunds father who planted them in the 1950’s, and they are the backdrop to an abundance of activity that the kiwi legend would relish.

Only 15 minutes north of Albany and 30 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, this growing beach-side town continues to create new experiences for relaxation and adventure – you can eat, shop and play – all in one beautiful location.

Quickly becoming known as the most vibrant ‘hospitality precinct’ in the area, you can eat at a different place every day for a month and never visit the same place twice, with cuisine options from across the globe, to suit all tastes.

When there is even a hint of wind, sails of both kite and wind surfers line the waters edge of the pristine 3km long beach.  Summer brings families to enjoy boogie boarding, beach volleyball, cycle the 7km long Te Area Tahuna track, kayak the estuary, walk through Eaves Bush Scenic Reserve, meander through the Estuary Arts Centre, enjoy some boutique shopping or enjoy the competition standard skate park.

“Well we knocked the buggar off”, were the infamous words of Orewa’s famous son as he descended Mt Everest.  As many others have discovered, it takes some time before you can truly ‘knock off’ everything that the vibrant town of Orewa can throw in your path!

Around Orewa

Orewa Beach Guide

This brochure is packed with useful information about day trips, where to shop, entertainment, restaurants and cafes in Orewa. Click here for brochure

Kiteboarding is addictive!

Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a kiteboard. Click here for more leisure attractions in Orewa


What’s happening in and around Orewa. Catch up on upcoming events on the beach and in the community, as well as promotions and sports … more

Enjoying Orewa


Orewa Beach fresh fare includes the finest dairy products, succulent fruits and vegetables, seafood and shellfish, tender lamb and beef.


Orewa has many retail shops, from homeware to fashion; florists to pet shops; gift, crafts, jewellery to fashion and footwear.


Accommodation to suit all budgets from luxury motels to backpacker hostels, holiday parks and camp grounds all close by Orewa Beach.