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Orokawa Scenic Reserve has beautiful coastal views, good rock fishing and lovely picnic spots throughout.

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  • Fishing
  • Walking and tramping
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      Nature and conservation

      Orokawa Bay, Tauranga.
      Orokawa Bay

      Orokawa Scenic Reserve contains pohutukawa-fringed beaches and uncommon remnants of coastal forest.

      History and culture

      There are many historic pa sites.

      Mine tunnels along the coast recall largely unsuccessful attempts to extract gold.

      Getting there

      Orokawa Scenic Reserve is  north of Waihi Beach, off State Highway 2 at the end of Waihi Beach Road.

      Know before you go

      Caution: The track entrance at Waihi Beach may be inaccessible at high tide.

      Dogs, horses, vehicles (including bicycles and motorbikes), fires, removal of plants or animals, camping or hunting are not permitted.


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