The walk itself was pretty uninteresting apart from the view looking back to Auckland City. However, the walk along the coastline from Omana Beach to Maraetai Beach was much more interesting.

Omana Beach to Maraetai Beach

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: We did the Omana perimeter loop (3kms) and walked to Maraetai return (5kms)
Start: Either from Maraetai or Omana Beach Road.
Track: Mostly level paths, with a few short steep bits. Gravel and sealed track/paths. Sturdy footwear recommended for Omana loop.
Difficulty: Suitable for most ages and levels of fitness and mobility, designed with flat shoes or running shoes in mind.
Highlights: Farmland, bush, coast, boats.
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The weather was brilliant and it was fabulous to see so many people out enjoying themselves in and on the beautiful blue clear water, as well as picnicking on the grassy shore in the shade of the pohutukawa trees. The tide was high (actually a “king” tide) which added to the beauty.

The shared pathway/cycleway between Maraetai and  Beachlands is very scenic, and suitable for family cycle rides.

The combined walks of Maraetai and Omana lived up to our expectations of a diverse walk – farmland, bush, coast, boats and village.

Map location and how to find Maraetai and Omana Loop Walk

Photos from my walk along the Maraetai and Omana Loop Walk

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