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Three Beaches Path

Walking time 60 mins

Walking steps 4290 steps

Distance 3.3 km

Starts at 147 Ocean View Road, Oneroa

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About the path

You’ll see views out over the Hauraki Gulf and Tamaki Strait; a Marae and a Māori cemetery, and three different beaches.

An easy walk, mostly on roads. Can be done on a bike or with a buggy, but it involves a few climbs.

This is a nice route through the quiet part of Oneroa, to Blackpool Beach with its urupā (cemetery), swings and a large tidal beach featuring good bird watching.

The route takes you near Piritahi Marae (visit by appointment) and the local pony club grounds and past many charming classic baches and holiday homes. Back on the northern side of the island you can take in Little Oneroa Beach with its large playground, shop and café, before returning via Oneroa’s main beach.

The route shown takes you along the top of the cliffs between Little Oneroa and main Oneroa beaches. At low tide you can take the beach route bewteen the two beaches instead – take care, part of this route is quite rocky.


  • Playground
  • Public Toilet