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Orewa lies on the Hibiscus Coast

Just north of the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and is only 40 kilometres north of central Auckland you’ll find Orewa. Famous for its beautiful beach, 3km of golden sand that all kids enjoy, Orewa is perfect for a day trip or a long weekend escape to a comfortable bed and breakfast away from home.

Orewa is a lot less crowded than many other beach-side places this close to Auckland and the beach is clean with great playgrounds and cafes all in safe walking, or bike riding, distance.

Orewa is a great destination if you like swimming, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing. For coastal views, you can’t beat a stroll along the Millennium Walkway. Orewa also has a comprehensive shopping centre and a wide selection of eating places.

A recommended way to pass a very agreeable hour is cycling the Te Ara Tahuna – a 7.5km walkway / cycleway around the Orewa Estuary. The 2.5m-wide path includes 5 bridges and state-of-the-art lighting to create a safe, shared space for pedestrians and cyclists. The route is entirely off-road, although there is a road bridge with footpath on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. There is a short uphill section on the bridge over the Orewa River at the western-most point of the pat and a couple of other gentler slopes, but overall the route is mostly sealed and quite easy to ride.

Orewa has everything you need for a good old-fashioned beach holiday – even if it is just for a weekend. Stay with us at Mahurangi West Wing Bed and Breakfast which is just a quick drive up the road and you’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on your next challenge!