Last updated on February 8th, 2020 at 11:37 am
Orewa is a town on New Zealand’s North Island. It is situated right on the Hibiscus Coast, just north of the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Central Auckland is only a short, 40 kilometres drive away, thus making Orewa an ideal getaway location for the nation’s capital.
Orewa is home to one of the longest, and safest beaches in the Auckland region. Visitors flock to Orewa to enjoy this wonderful beach as well as the abundant other forms of outdoor recreation readily available in the area.
What to Do – Orewa
The huge, 3 kilometre long golden beach provides the primary attraction for visitors to Orewa.
One of the safest stretches of beach in all of New Zealad, the beach at Orewa is ideal for a number of outdoor activities.
Orewa Beach is actually one of the premier kiteboarding or kitesurfing destinations in all of New Zealand.
The conditions are perfect for this exciting sport and visitors come to the beach, from all over to make the most of the perfect conditions.
The beach is also great for surfing, body boarding, swimming, or, when the water is calm, kayaking and paddle boarding. The Millennium Walkway, which runs parallel to the shoreline offers visitors stunning views of the coast.
If you are looking for a relaxing, refreshing, and beautiful coastal walk, there are few better in the Auckland Region than the Millennium Walkway along the Beach. Visitors can also take in the coastline on horseback, should they desire.
There are a number of different companies that offer tours of the coast on horseback. This is a unique and romantic way to take in this wonderful getaway.
Of course the place has more to offer than just the beach. The town itself is filled with wonderful entertainment possibilities for visitors. There is a fantastic golf course at Gulf Harbour that is sure to please golfers of all ability levels travelling to the Orewa area.
Visitors can enjoy a number of different wine tours to the well regarded vineyards that dot the landscape throughout the Auckland Region.
Auckland is also home to a number of regional parks that house scenic walking trails, cycling trails, and mountain biking trails. If it is shopping you are looking for, The town centre is home to a large and comprehensive shopping centre that is sure to satisfy even the most avid shopper.
The town is also home to a rather unique attraction, Snowplanet. Snowplanet is a year-round indoor skiing facility. Located just 8 kilometres south of Orewa, Snowplanet allows Orewa to become a year-round winter sports destination.
Snow machines product snow year-round, allowing skier, snowboarders, and even tubers to get their slopes fix no matter what the season. The Snowplanet facility draws visitors from all over the country and from abroad as well.
If you are visiting New Zealand in the middle of the summer but still want to hit the slopes, Snowplanet just outside of Orewa is what you are looking for.
Where to Stay – Orewa
As you might expect from a destination so close to Auckland and so popular among visitors, Orewa is home to a wide variety of accommodation options. Orewa is home to some wonderful campsites that are great for those looking for a more rugged getaway.
There are also a number of simple motels and hotels. If you are looking for a more luxurious holiday experience, Orewa has that as well. Luxury travellers should check out the Villa, a luxurious bed and breakfast right on the water and only a short walk to shops and excellent restaurants.
Travelling from Abroad?
Visitors travelling from abroad will find it very easy to get to beach due to its close proximity to Auckland. If you rent a car, it is just a short, 40 kilometre drive. There are also a number of busses that will get visitors from Auckland to Orewa easily.