Regional parks

Remember to be a tidy Kiwi this summer

All our regional parks are rubbish free. Whether you call it rubbish, trash or garbage, please bag it all up and recycle it or throw it away when you return home.

About
Park facilities
Park activities
Tracks
History

About Omana

For a map of the park, click here.

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.


For dog walking (with restrictions) information across regional parks, click here.

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)
Distance from CBD: 42 km
Physical address: 2 Omana Beach Road, Maraetai
Casual group size: 100

How to get to Omana

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.

View larger map


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.