Whitireia coast and Onehunga Bay
Onehunga Bay is a swimming beach that can be accessed by car through Whitireia Park (past the radio mast), or by walking around the coast from Onepoto.
The road through Whitireia park has some large grass areas for picnicking, kite flying, and other outdoor activities. The road down to the beach is narrow and fairly steep in places, so if you were a new or nervous driver you might want to walk over and have a look first.
The beach is sandy and gently shelving, with some rock pools for the kids to explore. There are changing sheds and toilets.
(We would like to add something about the penguin nests and the geckos. Please contact us if you could do this.)