Do you have any fitness equipment or a gym?

At present we do not offer gym facilities. A recommended alternative is to try the various walks on the property or to jog up Karaka Bay Rd and back. We do have a hall with a marked basket ball court and hoop at one end. The hall can also be set up for volley ball … Read More

Where is the best place to surf?

The closest and best surfing is at Whangapoua Beach with its famous right hand break. The next nearest surf beach is 30 minutes drive away at Awana and even further south is Medlands another 20 minutes drive.

What beaches are close by?

If you’re up for a walk with the reward of a stunning white sandy beach then head over the ridge from Orama to Onehwhero Bay (adjacent to Nimaro). The walk takes about 60 minutes from Orama and is suitable for adults and children with a medium level of fitness. Another very popular beach about 20 … Read More

What outdoor activities are available?

There’s plenty to do here at Orama and in the bay. Sports and volley ball on the front lawn, exploring the foreshore, fishing, diving, snorkelling, walking, bird watching are all popular activities. Orama does not hire outdoor equipment, however Hillary Outdoors are able to hire out kayaks, wetsuits and diving equipment but you will need … Read More

Can I walk through the bird sanctuary?

You can get to the Kotuku Peninsula sanctuary from the Orama side by following the farm road from the Orama car park up the hill and through the pine trees behind the Shady Heights cabins. You will eventually reach the top of the hill and see the predator proof fence. The fence runs all the … Read More