Orewa is located just half an hour north of Auckland's harbour bridge, and spreads inland from the edge of a magnificent three kilometre beach. It's a great destination if you like swimming, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing or kite surfing, and 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, cycling, indoor skiing and thermal hot pools. Orewa has a comprehensive shopping centre and a wide selection of eating places.