11 BEST things to do in Orewa and Silverdale on a Family Day Out
Our pick of the 11 top fun things to do in Orewa and Silverdale on a family day out with kids and teens.
1. The Orewa Beach Playground
Orewa Reserve, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa Map
There are 3 beachside playgrounds in a row located on the main Orewa Reserve, Hibiscus Coast Highway. An ice cream parlour, café and public toilets all in the immediate vicinity. Free gas BBQ’s and picnic seating all on site too.
2. Orewa Skate Park
Located beside the HBC Youth Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway
Skatepark for all ages and abilities which has half pipes, turn around quarter pipes, corner taco ramp, bridge, rails, ledges, and more. Parking, cafe and public toilets all within a 1 minute walk.
3. Te Ara Tahuna Estuary cycle and walkway
7km circular cycle way from the Orewa boat ramp and jetty, along the Orewa Estuary, through the Millwater subdivision and back to Orewa. The cycle and walkway is mostly flat and easy easy to ride with various start points with parking available. There are public toilets at the Orewa boat ramp. Plus there is a cafe close to the boat ramp.
91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Snowplanet is New Zealand’s first and only indoor snow dome where you can experience skiing and snowboarding all year round.
5. Silverdale Adventure Park
2014 East Coast Road Silverdale, Auckland
Ten rides ranging from moderate thrill to extreme fun, Choose from the downhill luge, cosmic playzone, spaceship simulator, dual zipline, shooting star vertical bundy, tube slide and 7D cinema.
6. Orewa Library
7. Orewa Beach
Orewa Beach, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
Orewa beach is 3km of golden sand for families to enjoy. There are 3 playgrounds in a row located on the main Orewa Reserve, Hibiscus Coast Highway. There is free gas BBQ’s and picnic seating all on site. An ice cream parlour, café and public toilets all in the immediate vicinity.
8. Red Door Studios
294 Hibiscus Coast Highway (upstairs)
Facebook page: Reddoorstudios
Art classes and school holiday programmes
9. Estuary Arts Centre
214 Hibiscus Coast Highway
Art classes and school holiday programmes (café on site also).
10. Bakeaboo Cakery
6 Moana Avenue, Stanmore Bay, Orewa
Cute place to take the kids for Little Lato Gelato and cake in Orewa. The have delicious S’mores Sundaes and Vegan ice cream options too! They make superb children’s birthday cakes to order as well.
11. Walnut Cottage Cafe
489 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
Facebook page: Walnut Cottage Cafe
Cute cafe beside the historic house in Orewa serving breakfast, lunch and all day cabinet food and coffee. Plus there is a large lawn area with tables and umbrellas with enough room for the kids to run around.