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Auckland, Omana Regional Park attractions, things to do

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Auckland, North Island

Omana Regional Park is a superb regional park. Looking out over the Hauraki gulf with sweeping views of Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands. Walks through regenerating forest, camping sites and safe swimming places.

Omana Regional Park sea views, New Zealand
Omana Regional Park sea views, New Zealand

Top activities at Omana Regional Park

  • Beach walks through farmland and regenerating forest
  • Beach walk to Maraetai Beach
  • Camp in Auckland at a regional park, Omana has several camping grounds. There is a maximum of 100 people at the Omana park cliff top camping grounds. Forward booking is essential
  • BBQ public facilities available, book beforehand
  • Playground, swimming beach (high tide), beach rock pools to explore
  • Dogs on leash (designated areas)
  • Grassy spaces to relax
  • Public toilets and public water supply stations
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Photographers, look out for the landmark Sky City Tower in central Auckland, visible against the skyline.

Omana Regional Park is part of a string of Auckland City Council parks offering volunteer programes, seashore education programmes, and introduction to farm animal encounters.

And the best bit – plenty of shady pohutukawa trees for summer magic at the park.

The playground has climbing art challenges, carved whare (traditional Maori house) to clamber in and out of, four carved pou (posts) reflecting land ties to local iwi (tribe).

Look for signage and description of the defensive Maori pa site (fortified village). O-Manawatere pa, a small rectangular area on the cliff edge has a defensive outer ridge ditch. The park’s varied history was the place for a early mission station, one of the region’s first farms, was dug for kauri gum and prospected for gold and silver before it was acquired by the Auckland City Council for the purposes of public use in 1970.

Boardwalk, national park Omana Regional Park Auckland New Zealand
Boardwalk, national park Omana Regional Park Auckland New Zealand

Omana Regional Park walks

Pohutukawa Coast Trail, New Zealand
Omana Regional Park, East coast, North Island, New Zealand

Te Puru Park loop to Omana Beach walk

One of Auckland’s best short walks. Also known as the Beachland – Maraetai boardwalk. The shared walking and cycling track starts (or ends)at Maraetai Beach, passes Te Puru through Omana Regional Park with outstanding views of the Hauraki Gulf throughout the walk. Dogs on leash allowed.

  • Length: 6.5 km (easily broken into sections)
  • Grade: Easy firm surface

Enjoy the boardwalk with its architecture a nod to the past, to the efforts to acknowledge the flora and fauna and sheer joy of walking in comfort an intertidal zone.

  • Part of the Beachland – Maraetai boardwalk and shared walking / cycle track
  • Lookout Walk, 10 minutes
  • Perimeter Walk, 5km, all are easy walks.
  • Omana Regional Park is part of Te Ara Moana, 51 km sea kayaking at south eastern of Auckland Region, connecting 6 regional parks. A regional park with awesome views and great outdoor spaces. See travel pack section for brochure
NZ dotterel at Omana regional park, Auckland, New Zealand
NZ dotterel at Omana regional park, Auckland, New Zealand
Clevedon village center aerial view, Auckland, NZ
Clevedon village center aerial view, Auckland, NZ

What to do nearby Omana Regional Park, Auckland?

  • Enjoy Clevedon Village weekend market
  • Hang out at Maraetai Beach and water bomb from the jetty
  • Explore the Pokorokoro Miranda shorebird centre and the extraordinary sight of thousands of migrating birds foraging and wheeling above the chenier (shell) intertidal flats of the Firth of Thames
  • Check out Auckland day road trip to Pohutukawa Coast, travel guide: Best Bits

Where is Omana Regional Park, Auckland located

2 Omana Beach Road, Maraetai 2018

Check Auckland journey planner for ways to get to Omana Regional Park. The nearest bus stop to Omana Regional Park is in Beachlands-Maraetai, Te Puru Drive. It’s a 11 min walk away. Most people drive to Omana Regional Park or are locals enjoying the many walking tracks.

Omana Regional Park is one of over 25 Auckland regional parks. Auckland’s great outdoors is exmpified by Omana.

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