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Getting there

How to get to Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

If travelling by car, there are two carparks. Use either Ohiwa Harbour Road carpark or Bryan Road carpark.

From Opotiki

Travel west on State Highway 2 towards Whakatane. Turn right into Ohiwa Beach Road toward the Ohiwa Beach motor camp, follow the signs and the carpark is on the right before you reach the campground. Alternatively follow Ohiwa Beach Road around the estuary, the carpark is off Bryan Road on the right.

Distance from Opotiki: 15km (approx 10 minutes)

From Whakatane/Ohope

Head east toward Opotiki via Ohope. Follow State Highway 2 and turn left into Ohiwa Beach Road. You can either follow Ohiwa Beach Road to the Bryan Road entrance or turn right into Ohiwa Harbour Road and park at the Ohiwa Harbour Road entrance.

Distance from Whakatane: 40km (approx 35 minutes)

From Rotorua

Head east on State Highway 30 toward Whakatane. Turn right onto State Highway 2 and remain on State Highway 2 until making a left turn into Ohiwa Beach Road.

Distance from Rotorua: 115km (1.5 hours)

Take extra care when driving along Bryan Road and Ohiwa Harbour Road, look out for cyclists and children.