The Onemana Ratepayers Association Website
Onemana is a modern, well-kept seaside village
in a beautiful setting offering the best of all worlds - a
friendly unhurried village lifestyle with easy access to all
the amenities of nearby Whangamata.
Located three kilometres
off SH25 on the eastern Coromandel coast, Onemana nestles
in a natural amphitheatre facing the sea between Whangamata
and Pauanui. Amenities include a dairy, real estate office,
a restaurant, motel, a private
swimming pool/spa complex and a surf life saving club.
Onemana Beach is home to the
endangered New Zealand Dotterel. Areas of the beach are fenced
off at certain times of the year (usually about September
until February) in an endeavour to protect the dotterels and
variable oystercatchers during their nesting season. The public
are requested to keep well clear of these areas to avoid disturbing
the birds and their chicks, and to keep their dogs under strict
Things to do
There are numerous walks through
the forest, and the lakes reserve provides an easy stroll
through bush surroundings with views from the seats placed
at various vantage points. The white sandy beach with overhanging
pohutukawas and a large grassy reserve provide a natural playground
for children. Swimming is best at low tide due to the shelving
nature of the beach which is patrolled during the summer holidays.
The bay is also popular with surfers. Fishing is a popular
pastime, both from the beach and from the rocks at the southern
Two public tennis courts are situated on the beach reserve
together with a small children's playground. There are no
facilities for boat launching at Onemana but these are available
just 15 minutes drive away at Whangamata together with golf
courses and other activities.