Paradise in OnemanaBeginner - Intermediate
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Undulating, some big hills
Beginner - Intermediate
This track is never flat and never boring. There is a short diversion to the left to reach the first bay which you will need to track back up to rejoin the main trail. At the second bay you will need to head to far end of the beach where the track heads up a steep bank through some flax. This is not always obvious but if you look carefully you will find it. After a few minutes you will reach a farm gate. Head down the farm track to your left and the last beach is only a few minutes away. The first beach is probably far enough for most children. Toddlers are most likely to need carrying in parts.
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Features of interest
The track passes through two pristine bays and ends at a third beach. There are stunning cliff faces on the way to the first bay.
Make Up of Run
Technical Single Track: 20%
Moderate Single Track: 60%
Easy Single Track: 15%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 5%
Take the Onemana turnoff approximately 6km north of Whangamata on SH25. Follow the road all the way through to Onemana. It will curve to the right at the waterfront and head up a hill past the houses. At the end of the road the parking area is on your left.
There is plenty of parking.
Remember the track leaves the second bay at the far end of the beach. So long as the coast is on your left heading out and on your right heading back you can't go wrong.
Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.
There is no drinking water en route. This can be a surprisingly thirst inducing trail despite its short distance!
Can be muddy and slippery after heavy rain.
Can get pretty hot in warm weather so take some water.
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