Can I launch my boat from a trailer?

Yes – we have a good concrete boat ramp suitable for launching trailer boats. You can launch at most times except when the tide is dead low. Please make arrangements with us in advance about where to park your trailer before and after launching.

Where can I park my boat trailer?

Space is limited around the boat ramp area so please do not park your trailer there otherwise it leaves little space for boat launch and pickup. So please arrange parking for your trailer in advance at time of booking or by contacting Orama.

Do you have a mooring I can use?

We have one mooring which can be booked subject to availability. If you would like to use the mooring please contact us well in advance of your visit. Besides the mooring other options are just to anchor in the bay or to tie up at the Orama wharf – although use of the wharf/pontoon for … Read More

What facilities do you have for boats?

We have a wharf with a floating pontoon and a mooring available for guest use. The pontoon is not big enough to have boats tied up to it for long periods – so use of the pontoon is limited to pick-up and drop-off only. Options for longer term parking of your boat include re-trailering your … Read More

Do you hire out kayaks or boats?

Orama does not hire out kayaks or boats. However they can be hired from the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre located here at Orama. You will need to book these well in advance since this equipment is used by Hillary’s own programmes. Please contact the centre manager Gemma Parkin for more details via email gemmap@hillaryoutdoors.co.nz or … Read More