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 minutes drive from Orama is Whangapoua Bay. Turn left at the Okiwi School into Mabey’s Rd and drive to the end where you’ll find a carpark and a DoC campsite. A short walk through the trees gets you to one of Barrier’s most beautiful white beaches.