Children at Omana regional park
Image: Mags Ramsey ©

Introduction

Feel like you’re a world away from Auckland City, as you discover one of the best playgrounds around, native bird species, farm animals, amazing views over the Waitematā Harbour and rich Māori history.

Highlights

  • Check out all of these awesome and interesting features as you take a relaxing 1 hour loop walk around this regional park.
  • Take in the beautiful views of Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island and the Waitematā Harbour.
  • Experience the different periods of history here: from Māori pā, to farm, to regenerating native bush that more and more birds are calling home.

Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Omana Regional Park.
Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Omana Regional Park

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 3,820K) and check out what you can do.

Know before you go

  • A 2 km loop walk takes approximately 1 hour total.
  • Easy gravel and grass walking track with some areas of moderate incline.
  • Swimming possible at high tide. Check park map for more information.
  • Dogs are allowed in certain areas of the park – check the park website and map (links below) for dog walking restrictions. 

What to bring

DOC short walk gear list.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you’ll find a special code word – write it down, but don’t share it (we don’t want to spoil everyone else’s adventure).

Getting there:

  • Turn off SH1 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 (1.6 km) onto Whitford Road.
  • Travel straight through the next two roundabouts (5.6 km). 
  • Continue through Whitford roundabout and follow Whitford Maraetai road (10 km). The park is on the left just before you enter the township.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Omana Regional Park code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

More about Omana Regional Park 

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