Omokoroa

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Omokoroa
The sun setting at the Omokoroa wharf
The sun setting at the Omokoroa wharf
Omokoroa is located in New Zealand
Omokoroa
Omokoroa
Coordinates: 37°40′00″S 176°01′58″E / 37.66667°S 176.03278°E / -37.66667; 176.03278
Country  New Zealand
Region Bay of Plenty
Territorial authority Tauranga District
Ward Kaimai
Population (2013)
 • Total 2,547

Omokoroa is a small urban area in the Western Bay of Plenty District of New Zealand. The suburb is considered part of Greater Tauranga (contributing towards its population of 134,400), and is within the Bay of Plenty electorate.[1] Omokoroa began as a small rural holiday village, but is expanding to be a commuter town, with a 25-minute drive to Tauranga City. Omokoroa itself has a population of 2547 (2013) census but is now nearer 3000 being now designated as an area of special housing growth.It is expected to reach a population of 12,000 by 2020/2030, and is situated within the Kaimai Ward, WBOPDC.

Omokoroa includes the urban area on the harbour side of State Highway 2, along with Youngson Road to Plummers Point Road, and parts of Old Highway Road.

Communication[edit]

The sun setting over Omokoroa

The postcodes for the area are:

  • 3114 - Railway line to harbour edge
  • 3172 - Railway line towards SH2 [2]

The dialing prefix(es) for the town are

  • (+64) 7 548

Education[edit]

The local primary school on the Omokoroa Peninsua is Omokoroa Point School (full primary) with Omokoroa No. 1 School on Plummers Point Road. The nearest zoned secondary schools in the area are Otumoetai College, Tauranga Boys' College and Tauranga Girls' College. Other options include Katikati College and Bethlehem College(Private).

Shopping[edit]

The closest shopping to the town is the 'The Point' which includes Fresh Choice Supermarket. Excellent Medical Facilities are adjacent and include Doctors;Dentist;Physiotherapy and Gym;Opticians; Pharmacy and Chiropractor.

Coordinates: 37°40′S 176°02′E / 37.667°S 176.033°E / -37.667; 176.033

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