Orewa has something for everyone, from its gorgeous beach which features kite boading, surfing and long walks, to nearby nature parks and fun filled activities like horse riding and cycling.
Beaches, Walkways & Regional Parks
There are many nearby beaches and walkways and regional parks within 30 minutes drive of Orewa with some beautiful coastal views. Get out, put on your shoes and experience New Zealand’s great outdoors!
Snowplanet brings an extraordinary winter experience to the Hibiscus Coast. At Snowplanet the young, the old and eveyone in between can enjoy the thrill of snow sports and the replaxed atmosphere of a snow village.
With many activities to create everlasting memories Snowplanet is the ideal place for a “one-day-vacation”. Try your hand at skiing and snowboarding or whiz down the slope on a snow tube. With a unique mixture of all-year snow and a full-blown resort experience Snowplanet evokes a sense of excitement. Family members that don’t want to venture onto the snow can sit fireside in the 7Summits Restaurant & Bar taking in all the action on the slope through panoramic windows.
(09) 427 0044 | snowplanet.co.nz | 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Here at Auckland Adventure Park there really is something for everyone! We are all about creating a fun magical day out for families, with over 10 rides ranging from moderate thrill to extreme fun, even granny will want to join in! You can try new things, learn new skills and most importantly laugh! With no entry and spectator fee you are welcome to come and enjoy all of the excitement and breath taking views – what are waiting for?
Only 12kms from Orewa, we offer a leisurely 8km (2hr) kayak adventure meandering down the Puhoi River from the Historic Bohemian Village to the scenic Wenderhold Regional Park. Bookings essential.
Phone: (09) 422 0891
Tiritiri Matangi lies 4km off the coast of Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
It is a scientific reserve and a sanctuary for rare wildlife. Visitors are welcome but are asked to treat the island with care and respect. After centuries of Maori occupation followed by European farming had turned most of Tiritiri into rolling grassland, Tiritiri is being replanted with native trees to accelerate the natural regeneration of the coastal forest and to provide a rich and varied habitat for bird species.
An ideal outing for young and old alike, the Couldrey House Museum located at Wenderholm Regional Park gives visitors an opportunity to step back in time and immerse themselves in the history of New Zealand’s yesteryear.
Originally built in 1857, the house has been moved from its original site close to the cliffs at the southern end of the beach and has undergone extensions and restorations over the years, but its decor and style are steeped in history.
Set in beautifully manicured grounds. Couldrey House portrays a country home from the Victorian era.
Wildlife and history abundant, the chance of seeing dolphins and wild Kawau Kangaroos. Enjoy island time at the famous Governor Grey’s Mansion House Bay with Museum, cafe/restaurant.
This is the ideal spot for picnics, swimming, bush walks and fishing off the rocks. You can go surfing the waves on the speedy Kawau Jet, or visit historic Mansion House, richly steeped in the history of the Northland region. You can also visit the island’s copper mine. Steeped in history – rich in beauty, Kawau Island will captivate you.
Goat island is one of New Zealand’s most successful marine reserves.
A magical maritime world with fish swimming all around you. Rub noses with grand-daddy snapper or simply experience the vast array of colourful marine life. You can dive, snorkel or take the glass bottomed boat out and view the marine life “dry”!
Woodhill Forest offers the perfect place to try something new. Walking, running, mountain biking, hunting. horse riding, picnicking. scrambling among the treetops. orienteering, riding motorbikes or swimming in the lagoon lakes — there’s plenty to do in the Woodhill Forest at Helensville.
Muriwai’s rugged west coast offers a bleak nesting place for New Zealand’s northernmost colony of gannets that come here in the spring to breed. Nests were originally on Motuara Island but the increasing numbers have spread to the headland.
Breeding starts in early August when the colony is full of noise and activity as the birds find their lifelong mates. Elaborate and graceful courting rituals take place.
November brings the chicks that clamour for food from their busy parents. Gracefully the gannets soar above their offspring then swoop towards the sea for the fish to feed their greedy chicks.