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Omana Children's Day, Omana Regional Park
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.

Camping

The large campground at Omana allows for lazy camping with lots of amenities close at hand.

A family picnic at Omana Regional Park

Picnics

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 info@arc.govt.nz.

Family walks

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.

Special events

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.

History

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.

 

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Opening Hours:
Opens: 8.00 am
Closes: 5.00 pm (winter)
8.30 pm (summer)

Distance from Auckland:
42 km (40 minutes)

How To Get There:

Due to a long-term diversion in place on Ormiston Road, the following route (from the city) is suggested. Leave State Highway 1 at Manukau and turn left onto Redoubt Road. At the top of hill and on a gradual right-hand bend, turn left onto Murphy’s Road. At bottom of Murphy’s Road, turn right at roundabout. Continue straight ahead over several roundabouts until you come to a T-junction. Turn left into Whitford. Go right at the roundabout and follow the Whitford Maraetai road. The park is on the left just before you enter Maraetai township - 42km or 40mins from Downtown Auckland.

Park Map:
Click on the thumbnail below for a PDF map (310 kb) of Omana Regional Park.

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Attractions & Recreation Activities:

Playground Playground
Farm Land / Cattle Yards Farm Land
Walking Walking
Swimming Swimming
Canoeing & Rafting Canoeing

Facilities:

Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Picnic Picnic Sites
Barbeque Barbeque
Drinking Water Drinking Water
Camping Camping
Campervan Campervan

Park Rules:

Rubbish Free Park
Rubbish Free Park
Care for our environment and take your rubbish home with you where it can be recycled.

Bookings & Information:

Information Phone: (09) 366 2000
0800 80 60 40

Email: info@arc.govt.nz