Omokoroa (pop 2547; 2014 census) is a settlement with extraordinary community spirit.
Omokoroa translated as the 'place of the long lizard' is an apt description of the peninsula which stretches from SH2 into the Tauranga Harbour.
Being just twenty minutes drive from Tauranga city and a mix of urban and orchards, it is a desirable place to live.
Amenities include the well respected Omokoroa Point School, a newly built medical complex, public library, cafes and shopping facilities. Residents fish or launch from the jetty, kayak, swim safely or enjoy the sporting facilities of a golf club, boat club, tennis club and field sports from the Western Avenue playing fields.
Try the bird trail walk with magnificent estuary and Kaimai views.
Enjoy your visit - you may never want to leave our paradise.
Real work has finally begun on the long awaited Omokoroa - Tauranga Walk/Cycleway. For the last three years we have been told that the work would start before Christmas. This year that promise has actually come true.
In the pouring rain at the end of Tinopai Drive, on Friday 5 August 2016, the official party of Western Bay Mayor, Ross Patterson, Minister of Transport, Hon Simon Bridges, and Tauranga Mayor, Stuart Crosby, turned the first sods for the new Omokoroa to Tauranga walkway - cycleway.