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Looking for excitement? . . .
. . . then Kitesurfing is for you!

Kiteboarding is additive! Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard).

Orewa Beach is absolutely perfect for this exciting sport. Contact Naish NZ, phone·09 421 0438 for further information.




The latest craze of Stand Up Paddle Boards

At SUP Shed we have a wide range of SUP products and accessories to suit all.  

We also offer some great services such as  rentals and lessons.

See SUP Shed for more info



Cycling in Orewa

Cycle the Te Ara Tahuna -  a 7.5km walkway / cycleway around the Orewa Estuary. For more information Click here

For bike hire:

  •  BIKEME Orewa for Tridem, tandem, mountain, road and many more styles of bikes.
  •  Saint Cyles Orewa  12 Florence Ave, 09 427 9300  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AlSO Group Cycling: 10km and 25km Road Rides every Saturday Morning at 9.00am (Rain or Shine) at BIKEME Orewa




Horse Riding

Horse Riding Waiwera @ TiTree Hills
09 426 7003

Horse Riding Warkworth
09 425 8517

Beaches, Walkways and Regional Parks

There are many nearby beaches and walkways and··regional parks within 30 minutes drive of Orewa with some beautiful coastal views. Get out, put on your shoes and experience New Zealand's great outdoors!

Wenderholm Regional Park
Long Bay
Shakespeare Bay 



Relax in Snowplanets RestaurantWelcome to Snowplanet

Snowplanet – NZ’s only indoor ski field!

Snowplanet brings an extraordinary winter experience to the Hibiscus Coast. At Snowplanet the young, the old and everyone in between can enjoy the thrill of snow sports and the relaxed atmosphere of a snow village.

With many activities to create everlasting memories Snowplanet is the ideal place for a “one-day-vacation”. Try your hand at skiing and snowboarding or whiz down the slope on a snow tube. With a  unique mixture of all-year snow and a full-blown resort experience Snowplanet evokes a sense of excitement. Family members that don't want to venture onto the snow can sit fireside in the 7Summits Restaurant & Bar taking in all the action on the slope through panoramic windows.

For more information click here.
(09) 427 0044 | | 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland

Silverdale Adventure ParkSilverdale Adventure Park
Here at Silverdale Adventure Park there really is something for everyone! We are all about creating a fun magical day out for families, with over 10 rides ranging from moderate thrill to extreme fun, even granny will want to join in! You can try mew things, learn new skills and most importantly laugh! With no entry and spectator fee you are welcome to come and enjoy all of the excitement and breath taking views - what are waiting for?you waiting for?

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Puhoi River Canoes SmallPuhoi River Canoe Hire

We offer a leisurely 8km (2hr) kayak adventure meandering down the Puhoi River from the Historic Bohemian Village to the scenic Wenderhold Regional Park. Bookings essential.
Phone: (09) 422 0891


golf1Gulf Harbour

Gulf Harbour is a unique New Zealand experience, with its own World Class Marina, a Country Club complete with an International Standard Golf Course and outstanding recreational facilities.

A magnificent golf course described by its designer Robert Trent-Jones Jnr as one of his best, is the focal point of the Gulf Harbour Country Club.

Gulf Harbour also boasts its own Mediterranean style town centre. 

GULF HARBOUR MARINA - PO Box 205, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 895 Laurie Southwick Parade, Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0930
MAIN OFFICE NUMBERS: Telephone: 09424 6200

GOLF CLUB: PO Box 527, Whangaparaoa, Auckland
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 180 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa 0943
Phone: 09 428 1380


kawau1Kawau Island
Historic Reserve and Mansion House

Wildlife and history abundant, the chance of seeing dolphins and wild Kawau Kangaroos. Enjoy island time at the famous Governor Grey's Mansion House Bay with Museum, cafe/restaurant.

This is the ideal spot for picnics, swimming, bush walks and fishing off the rocks. You can go surfing the waves on the speedy Kawau Jet, or visit historic Mansion House, richly steeped in the history of the Northland region. You can also visit the island's copper mine. Steeped in history - rich in beauty, Kawau Island will captivate you.

waiweraWaiwera Thermal Resort, Hot Pools & Spa

The Multi-million dollar complex at Waiwera is truly unique to New Zealand. Designed for total relaxation and entertainment, it offers something for everyone of all ages. 

The sparkling clean, thermal mineral waters of Waiwera are set in their own lovely valley.

21 Waiwera Road, Waiwera.
PO Box 70, Waiwera 0950, North Auckland
Phone: 0800 WAIWERA or 09 427 8800



wineFine Wines 

Visit the exciting new vineyards of Matakana and Warkworth. There are award winning wine makers as well as small, boutique vineyards all along the Hibiscus Coast. 

Info on Matakana Coast 

tiri1Tiri Matangi Island   

Tiritiri Matangi lies 4km off the coast of Whangaparaoa Peninsula.   

Tiritiri Matangi is a scientific reserve and a sanctuary for rare wildlife. Visitors are welcome but are asked to treat the island with care and respect. After centuries of Maori occupation followed by European farming had turned most of Tiritiri into rolling grassland, Tiritiri is being replanted with native trees to accelerate the natural regeneration of the coastal forest and to provide a rich and varied habitat for bird species.

Info on Tiri Matangi Island


goatislandGoat 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-daddy snapper or simply experience the vast array of colourful marine life. You can dive, snorkel or take the glass bottomed boat out and view the marine life "dry"!

Info on Goat Island

woodhillHead out to Woodhill   

Rodney’s Woodhill Forest offers the perfect place to try something new.

Camping, Walking, running, mountain biking, hunting. horse riding, picnicking. scrambling among the treetops. orienteering, riding motorbikes or swimming in the lagoon lakes — there’s plenty to do in the Woodhill Forest at Helensville.

caudreyCouldrey House Museum

An ideal outing for young and old alike, the Couldrey House Museum located at Wenderholm Regional Park gives visitors an opportunity to step back in time and immerse themselves in the history of New Zealand’s yesteryear.

Originally built in 1857, the house has been moved from its original site close to the cliffs at the southern end of the beach and has undergone extensions and restorations over the years, but its decor and style are steeped in history.

Set in beautifully manicured grounds. Couldrey House portrays a country home from the Victorian era.


gannet1Muriwai Gannet Colony   

One of the scenic icons of Rodney District must surely be the gannet colony at Muriwai in the west.

The rugged west coast offers a bleak nesting place for New Zealand's northernmost colony of gannets that come here in the spring to breed. Nests were originally on Motuara Island but the increasing numbers have spread to the headland.   

Breeding starts in early August when the colony is full of noise and activity as the birds find their lifelong mates. Elaborate and graceful courting rituals take place.   

November brings the chicks that clamour for food from their busy parents. Gracefully the gannets soar above their offspring then swoop towards the sea for the fish to feed their greedy chicks.

Info on Muriwai Gannet Colony 



Important Travel Information
•  Emergency - Fire, police and ambulance - dial 111
•  International operator - dial 0170
•  International directory assistance - dial 0172
•  Local operator - dial 010
•  New Zealand directory assistance - dial 018
Banking •  Banks are open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
•  Automated teller machines (ATM) are widely available. The ANZ Bank is open in some city centres on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and ASB Bank has a seven-day banking service in major cities and tourist spots, from 10am to 3pm.
Currency You can buy NZ dollars at banks and foreign exchange kiosks, and at International airports. Major credit cards are accepted and traveller's cheques can be used at hotels,banks and some stores.
Sales Tax All goods and services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% goods and service tax (GST). The tax is usually included in the price of an item unless otherwise indicated.
Tipping New Zealanders do not expect tips for normal service but for excellent service it is appreciated.

Bars & Restaurants •  The minimum age for buying alcohol is 18
•  Smoking is not allowed in bars, restaurants or other indoor public areas.
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