Orere Point ~ New Zealand Beach Files

Just round the corner: Orere Point

I’ve written and shown pictures on here before about Kawakawa Bay, a beach we regularly take Sasha to for walks. We also have another beach we use, Orere Point.

The lowdown:

Where: 28km from Clevedon, 11km from Kawakawa Bay, 68km from Auckland
Best for: Walking the dog, finding mussels
Famous for: Orere Point Top 10 Holiday Park….and that’s about it!

Unlike Kawakawa and its cockle shells strewn across the beach, Orere is sandy and therefore a little easier underfoot if you fancy going barefoot.

sandy Orere Point

There are a lot of trees overhanging on the beach; mostly they are Pohutekawa trees, the New Zealand Christmas tree, which flower red during December and January, however this year they haven’t been quite so prominent.

Trees at Orere Point

As you can see, there are gloomy days during a New Zealand summer, however for these photos it didn’t really matter at all.

Orere Point shoreline

At the far end from where you park your car, there are, however, a lot of rocks, so you’d need sturdy footwear to clamber over them! One of my favourite childhood pastimes was rock-pooling, and although I don’t generally have a net in my hands these days, I still like to look into the pools to see what I can spot!

Orere Point rock pool

Spot anything in here?

It’s nice to just spend some time sitting on the rocks, Sasha also likes to take a breather.

Bennett and Sasha at Orere Point

Orere Point sea

How does Orere Point look to you?

Orere Point

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Author: Bennett

2 years as an expat in China and now doing the same in New Zealand, Bennett sure likes to experience "slow travel!"

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  1. I’m loving this tour of New Zealand’s coastline! Great pictures and great stories, I feel like I’m really there!!

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