Top things to do

Japanese in Orewa


Excellent for a sushi fix, with good bento boxes.
Mediterranean in Orewa


Turkish, North African and Mediterranean flavours feature at this buzzy cafe. Try the hearty baked Moorish eggs and you'll be set for the next chapter of your Kiwi road trip.
Forest in Orewa

Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve

Ten hectares of native bush with labelled trees, a pa site, a lookout and easy short walks.
Beach in Orewa

Orewa Beach

Orewa's 3km-long stretch of sand is its main drawcard. Being in the Hauraki Gulf, it's sheltered from the surf but it's still patrolled by lifeguards in the peak season.