Local Activities & Attractions

Orewa Beach

Orewa is a true kiwi Beach suburb, where the expanse of golden sand, aquamarine sea & bright blue sky reflect the natural and relaxed vibe of our whole community. Wether you like swimming in the surf, lazing on the beach or walking along the 3km of pristine sand – you will often have much of the beach to yourself.


Fishing Charters

The Hauraki Gulf is one of the best fishing grounds in the World. Fishing is common from jetties and beaches everywhere and Fishing charters can be arranged from a number of different places along the coast. Enquire at Reception.

Walking & Cycling Tracks

Orewa has one of the best & longest walking & cycling tracks in the region, with the 7km Te Ara Tahuna track around the estuary and another walk/cycleway most of the length of Orewa Beach – and right into town.


Set among verdant agricultural land and a thriving artistic community, we have huge weekend Farmers markets for produce and craft markets and fairs in Orewa, Silverdale, Matakana, Puhoi & Kaukapakapa.


Orewa boasts one of the best skateparks North of Auckland, with skateboarders and scooters of all ages enjoying the park, which is set at the start of the Te Ara Tahuna Cycleway.


Orewa Beach is one of the top surf spots on the Coast and is home to numerous competitions. As well as surf breaks, we also host a lot of kite and wind-surfing whenever the breeze gets up, which is great to watch. Orewa SLSC provide beach patrols and flags for swimmers during the summer months

Horse Riding

Horses riding along the Beach & swimming on calmer days is a common sight in Orewa. There are also Riding Treks and Tours available at Ti Tree, Warkworth & beach riding at Pakiri.



Snowplanet is New Zealand’s first indoor snow recreation centre providing ski-ing, snowboarding, ‘snowtubing’ and other winter fun all year round. All equipment can be hired and Birthday parties are well catered for.


Wine Tasting

Just half an hour from Orewa, Waiheke Island and the Matakana Coast are home to some of the North Island’s best wines, with restaurants, cellar door tastings and sales at many wineries.


With public access to courses at Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa, Peninsula, Warkworth & Omaha Beach there ar plenty of clubs – most with competitions open to NZ Golf members.

Waiwera Thermal Resort

The sparkling clean mineral waters of Waiwera are world-famous, set in their own valley in Waiwera – in a multi-million dollar complex featuring different pools (of different temperatures!), a great water slide and sales of their own mineral water. Great for the kids.

Silverdale Adventure Park

With over 10 rides ranging from moderate to ‘extreme’ fun, even granny will want to come to Silverdale’s Adventure Park! With no entry or spectator fee, the whole family can come aloing and enjoy the day out – wether they want some real excitement or not!

Gulf Harbour

Gateway to the magnificent Hauraki Gulf, Gulf Harbour is one of Auckland’s newest & largest activity centres, with Country Club, Golf course, Marina, Many restaurants – and access to fishing charters, sailing and cruising.

Goat Island

Goat island is one of New Zealand’s most successful marine reserves – a magical maritime world with fish swimming all around you. Rub noses with Grand‚Äźdaddy snapper or simply experience the vast array of colourful marine life. You can dive, snorkel or take a glass bottomed boat and view the marine life without getting wet!

Kawau Island

One of the largest islands in the Gulf, Kawau Island has a rich history and features the old Mansion House with Cafe, Walking tracks, Boating Club and Fishing Charters. Accessed by Ferry from Sandspit or from the Gulf Marina .

Titirangi Matanga Island

Tiritiri Matangi is a scientific reserve and coastal forest  sanctuary for rare wildlife.

Visitors are welcome but are asked to treat the island with care and respect.