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WELCOME TO OMOKOROA

Omokoroa (pop 6050; 2021 est - and growing rapidly) 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.

Walk or cycle to or from Tauranga on the fabulous Omokoroa-Tauranga Cycleway.

Enjoy your visit - you may never want to leave our paradise.

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If you thought there were more people than normal on your neighbourhood walking tracks and cycling trails during lockdown, you probably weren’t wrong.

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s track counters on the ┼îmokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway show that when compared to the same period last year (9 August – 8 September) weekday traffic was much higher in 2021. On weekends pedestrian numbers remained high but cycling traffic dropped off.

Council’s Reserves and Facilities Projects and Assets Manager, Scott Parker says “On the ┼îmokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway, our Wairoa River counter showed the weekday pedestrian numbers were up by 100 percent and weekday cyclist numbers rose by 35 percent.

“Lockdown can be a really challenging time, so it’s good to see the Western Bay residents out on our trails, taking some time to look after themselves with a little bit of exercise and fresh air.”

Track counter numbers on ┼îmokoroa to Tauranga Cycleway from 9 August – 8 September, compared with the same period in 2020:

  • Plummers Point main counter

On weekdays, pedestrian count is up by 64 percent to a daily average of 98, and cyclists up by 37 percent to a daily average of 176.

On weekends, pedestrian count is up by 30 percent to a daily average of 147, and cyclists were down by 5 percent to a daily average of 409.

  • Wairoa river cycleway counter

On weekdays, pedestrian count is up by 100 percent to a daily average of 91, and cyclists up by 35 percent to a daily average of 79.

On weekends, pedestrian count is up by 26 percent to a daily average of 140, and cyclists were down by 16 percent to a daily average of 212.

However there’s far more that the Western Bay of Plenty has to offer. Scott says, “It’s easy to forget how lucky we are in the Western Bay. We have colourful towns, beautiful beaches, stunning native forest and the rugged Kaimai Ranges – all in our backyard.

“Council is committed to maintaining a network of trails across the District, so we encourage everyone to get out there and start exploring.”

Visit Council’s website for more information on walkways and cycleways.