Feeding lambs, Omana Children's Day, Omana Regional Park.
Welcome - Haere Mai
Omana Regional Park is the ideal place to enjoy a family day out. There is a safe swimming beach, rock pools to explore, pet animals to feed, a children's playground, large flat grass areas for organised games and plenty of picnic and barbecue sites.
The 40 hectares of land has a mixture of open farm land, regenerating forest, pohutukawa-fringed cliff tops, mangrove mudflats, rocky sea shore and a sandy beach.
The large campground at Omana allows for lazy camping with lots of amenities close at hand.
You can book from a range of several picnic sites for large groups. Barbecue sites overlooking the sea are also available. See the picnics page for details or contact the Auckland Regional Council on (09) 366 2000 or email email@example.com.
The Perimeter Walk encircling the park, or the shorter Farm Walk, are both great scenic walks. Refer to our pages on walks and tramping for more information.
Omana is the perfect venue for that special family event. Omana is the home of the Omana Children's Day, held annually every March. In 2007 it will be on Sunday 4th March from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
The park takes its name from the well preserved ring ditch pa, O-Manawatere (the dwelling place of Manawatere). Ngai Tai tradition records that this ancestor travelled from his Pacific homeland not by canoe, but by gliding over the water. Take the link to cultural heritage for more general information on the Auckland Regional Council's role in protecting our heritage.
By the mid 1840s European settlers were clearing and farming the land in the area. Kauri felled in the Maraetai hills behind Omana was hauled by bullock teams down to the sea and then floated to mills in Auckland.