Orewa's wide Pacific Ocean beach is a place for swimming, surfing and long, relaxing walks. The town centre has everything a traveller could need.

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Just half an hour north of Auckland's harbour bridge, the town of Orewa spreads inland from the edge of a magnificent three kilometre beach. It's 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.

Beyond the beach, entertainment possibilities include golf at Gulf Harbour, wine trails, hiking in regional parks, ten pin bowling, cycling, mini golf, cinema, horse riding, go-carting, indoor skiing and thermal hot pools. Orewa has a comprehensive shopping centre and a wide selection of eating places. Accommodation is plentiful.

Functional facts: Approx 7300 population, good range of shops and services.