Regional parks

Important notice

Please note that booking hours for regional parks will now operate from 8.00am – 7.00pm Monday through to Sunday for SCC campgrounds, SCC parking areas, baches and bookable sites.  No bookings can be taken over the phone or in person on park after this time.  

No cash payments are available at any time on park.  For all payment methods, click here.

We strongly recommend that you call our contact centre in advance of your arrival on park on 09 366 2000, option 2, to make your booking.

About
Park facilities
Park activities
Tracks
History

About this park

Omana Regional Park is situated on a gently contoured knoll from which visitors can enjoy outstanding views of the inner Hauraki Gulf. An ideal family park with a shelly beach offering safe swimming at high tide, shady pohutukawa, walks to farmland and an intriguing pa site.


Casual group size limit for Omana Regional Park is 100

Opening hours

Pedestrian access Open 24 hours
Summer gate opening hours
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Daylight savings)
Winter gate opening hours
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Non daylight savings)

How to get to Omana

Physical Address:   2 Omana Beach Road, Maraetai

Turn off State Highway 1 at Highbrook Drive and veer left. Continue into Allens Road and turn left at Te Irirangi Drive. Turn right into Ti Rakau Drive at Botany Town Centre then left into Chapel Road. Turn right at the next roundabout (1.6km) onto Whitford Road.

Travel straight through the next two roundabouts (5.6km). Continue through Whitford roundabout and follow Whitford Maraetai road (10km). The park is on the left just before you enter the township.

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Distance from Auckland CBD

42 km


Maps

Park facilities

SCC campgrounds and designated parking areas
SCC campgrounds and designated parking areas Omana SCC parking area
BBQ
BBQ

3 single wood BBQs and 8 double wood BBQs. Bring your own wood or buy from the park ranger.

Beaches
Beaches

There is access down to the beach at the entrance to the park. The rest of the park is up on cliff tops.

Boat ramp
Boat ramp

The nearest boat ramp is at Omana Espanade in Maraetai.

Cellphone coverage
Cellphone coverage
Interpretation
Interpretation
Limited mobility parking
Limited mobility parking

There are 2 designated car parks below the main toilet block.

Limited mobility toilet
Limited mobility toilet

There is 1 male, 1 female wheelchair accessible toilet.

Mobility access (partial)
Mobility access (partial)
Notice board
Notice board
Parking
Parking

Additional parking available in paddocks

Picnic tables
Picnic tables

Omana has bookable sites available for groups or just find your own favourite spot.

Potable water
Potable water

There is a drinking fountain in the playground.

Pram access
Pram access

There is pram access to the playground and BBQ area.

Ranger contact phone
Ranger contact phone
Ranger office
Ranger office
Sealed access road
Sealed access road
Security gates
Security gates
Toilet block
Toilet block

Park activities

History

Ngāi Tai lived here for many generations, and built the Ō-Manawatere pā. The pā is a small rectangular area on the cliff edge with a defensive “ring” ditch around the three inland sides.

Ngāi Tai and members of other Hauraki tribes lived on the park when it was part of William Fairburn’s Maraetai Mission Station which included a small school for Mäori from 1837–1842.

Ōmana was part of the mission farm, developed from 1837. It was one of the region’s first farms. As with the surrounding district, the forest was felled for timber.  The area was dug for kauri gum and even prospected for gold and silver. The land continued to be farmed from 1837 until 1970, when the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) purchased it for a regional park.