Omokoroa Beach is about a 15 minute drive from Tauranga Central and looks back across to "The Mount". Climbing the hill above the beach then leads to a clifftop walkway with incredible views out across the water to the Kaimai ranges. The walkway also borders residential properties (with the walkway between them and the clifftop), many of which have beautiful gardens. It is an incredibly picturesque spot. We used to take our dogs up here regularly when we lived near by. There's also a park, kids playground and wharf down next to the beach. Plenty of boats are moored here and it is a relatively calm bay. A boat club, superette and Italian restaurant sit just back from the wharf as well. There's also the potential for "freedom camping" - per the sign pictured below.