Oneroa Beachfront Cycle and Walkway
The Oneora cycle and walkway was officially opened on Saturday 1 August 2015.
The 1km, 3 metre wide timber and concrete walkway provides clear views of the bay.
Local artist Derek Lardelli contributed cultural elements to the overall design that tell the story of Waikanae. Waikanae's an important area in the navigation and settlement traditions of Tairāwhiti. Elements of the design help portray our unique cultural heritage, such as a waka shape and the ancient adze named Waikanae.
The boardwalk acknowledges our region’s seafaring traditions, representing the rope used to tie off waka and sailing vessels. Artistic use of timber patterning at beach-access points reflects rope lashing designs. In keeping with the navigations theme, the waka shaped seating areas have double patterning elements which serve to acknowledge all our ancestors who traversed the seas and made Turanga nui a Kiwa their home.
Extension to link Oneroa with Alfred Cox walkway
A path to link Oneroa to Alfred Cox cycle and walkway was completed 13 November 2016. The link extends along Centennial Marine Drive and Beacon Street to the Alfred Cox walkway.