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Welcome to Onemana

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Onemana is a modern, well-kept seaside village in a beautiful setting offering the best of all worlds - a friendly unhurried village lifestyle with easy access to all the amenities of nearby Whangamata.

Located three kilometres off SH25 on the eastern Coromandel coast, Onemana nestles in a natural amphitheatre facing the sea between Whangamata and Pauanui. Amenities include a dairy, real estate office, a restaurant, motel, a private swimming pool/spa complex and a surf life saving club.

Dotterel

Onemana Beach is home to the endangered New Zealand Dotterel. Areas of the beach are fenced off at certain times of the year (usually about September until February) in an endeavour to protect the dotterels and variable oystercatchers during their nesting season. The public are requested to keep well clear of these areas to avoid disturbing the birds and their chicks, and to keep their dogs under strict control.

Things to do
There are numerous walks through the forest, and the lakes reserve provides an easy stroll through bush surroundings with views from the seats placed at various vantage points. The white sandy beach with overhanging pohutukawas and a large grassy reserve provide a natural playground for children. Swimming is best at low tide due to the shelving nature of the beach which is patrolled during the summer holidays. The bay is also popular with surfers. Fishing is a popular pastime, both from the beach and from the rocks at the southern end. Two public tennis courts are situated on the beach reserve together with a small children's playground. There are no facilities for boat launching at Onemana but these are available just 15 minutes drive away at Whangamata together with golf courses and other activities.