Ocean Beach Road

Access to Ocean Beach is along Waimarama Road connecting to Ocean Beach Road. The section from Tukituki River (south of Te Mata Peak) runs through spectacular steep and hilly farmland.

Absent a drought, it is intensely lush and green; this is how we saw it. During dry periods, it turns golden. Either way, shortly after crossing the river, there is a viewpoint marked on Google Maps, Mt Erin Lookout. This has a fabulous view of Te Mata Peak and the ridges to either side. Continue to Ocean Beach for more intense greens or golds! Take a short side trip on Maraetortara Road to the Maraetotara Falls.

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