Orewa, a town in New Zealand‘s North Island, lies on the Hibiscus Coast, just north of the base of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and 40 kilometres north of central Auckland. Orewa’s population was 7,326 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 1,692 from 2001. It is a popular holiday destination.
Orewa is also considered one of the fastest growing places in New Zealand and is one of the most expensive areas in which to buy a house.
The northern motorway, part of State Highway 1, passes just inland of Orewa and extends through the twin Johnston Hill tunnels to near Puhoi. Orewa was administered as part of the Rodney District for two decades, until this was subsumed by the broader Auckland Council in October 2010.