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What’s so great about Omokoroa

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@Tourism Bay of Plenty

Discover a local secret. A quiet safe beach with hot thermal mineral water pools at your fingertips. And the best bit, it is only ½ hour drive from Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. The suburb is part of greater Tauranga yet the peninsula and surrounding continues to feel like a small rural village.

Omokoroa Golf Course @par_nz_golfing_holidays_
Omokoroa Golf Course @par_nz_golfing_holidays_

WHAT TO DO, HIGHLIGHTS

  • Omokoroa walkway around the peninsula absorbing sights and sounds of the community, the sea and islands
  • Local golf course, 18 hole easy walking picturesque course situated on the shores of the Tauranga Harbour.
  • Local boat club and jetty to water bomb or fish from
  • Bird trail walk with magnificent estuary and Kaimai views.
  • Shared pathway for walkers and bikes on the Omokoroa-Tauranga Cycleway
  • Popular walk from the Domain, through the Gerald Crapp Historic Reserve and past the Wai-Huri Pa site. The walk is well signposted.

OMOKOROA DOMAIN & ESPLANADE

The Omokoroa Domain and Esplanade area has public facilities adjacent to the safe swimming beach, park and playground. There is all-tide access for boaties and ferry links to Matakana Island

BIRD TRAIL WALK

Walking around the Omokoroa Peninsula, look out for the signs on the Bird Walk. The map shows the location of all the signs which have been designed and erected by the Omokoroa Bird Group. The group is a voluntary arm of Omokoroa Environmental Managers Inc. The signs are unique to each location with landscape pictures and information of the birds you are most likely to see.

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Check out Cooney Reserve with its viewing platform over the estuary and sand spit. There is a detailed information plaque describing the landscape and shore life.

For more information about estuary birdlife read more about the work of passionate volunteers of the Omokoroa Bird Group

Omokoroa @motowalknz
Omokoroa @motowalknz

HOT THERMAL MINERA POOLS

Part of the complex of Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park available for guests only. The hot-water rock stream metres below the earth’s surface provides an all-natural alkaline water.

OMOKOROA KIWI HOLIDAY PARK

family focused accommodation creating a great holiday atmosphere. There is a range of stays from standard well maintained comfortable motel units, chalets to powered and non-powered sites.

Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park @Omokoroa Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park @Omokoroa
Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park @Omokoroakiwi Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park @Omokoroakiwi

SOCIAL MEDIA
https://omokoroabeach.nz/

Omokoroa Domain @Tourism Bay of Plenty
Omokoroa Domain @Tourism Bay of Plenty

TRAVEL PACK INFORMATION

Source Ōmokoroa Peninsula

Omokoroa Domain to Bramley Drive (via Gerald Crapp Historic Reserve)

40 minutes one way

There are a number of walks on the peninsula – the most popular being a 40-minute walk around the tip that includes the Gerald Crapp Historic Reserve. From the Ōmokoroa Domain, head north towards the tip of the peninsula, you’ll find the Gerald Crapp Reserve – a two hectare reserve with lovely views across to Matakana Island and over the Tauranga Harbour.

The many trees were planted by Joseph Tice Gellibrand – one of the early Crapp family settlers who brought the seedlings from Tasmania. A Eucalyptus botryoides (Southern Mahogony) was felled in 2011 due to rot and its stump carved into the likeness of Rev Joseph Tice Gellibrand.

The Wai-Huri Pa is on the headland within the reserve.

This is an important archaeological site and its deep trench can still be seen.

Follow the path around the water to reach Bramley Drive.

Gerald Crapp Historic Reserve @Explore Tauranga
Gerald Crapp Historic Reserve @Explore Tauranga
Western Bay of Plenty walking tracks (local government) @westernbay.govt
Western Bay of Plenty walking tracks (local government) @westernbay.govt

Peninsula Loop (via Ōmokoroa Golf Club and Cooney Reserve)

9km loop

A longer walk of about 9km continues from Bramley Drive and along Hamurana Road to a coastal walk alongside the Ōmokoroa Golf Club. It crosses the peninsula to the Cooney Reserve and heads back along the waterfront to the Domain. The coastal walk alongside the golf course is not passable at high tide, but there is an alternative track along the northern and eastern side of the golf course. Appropriate footwear is recommended for this tidal walk.

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