The Coromandel

  • Wentworth Valley

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    Wentworth Valley

    This easy river-side walking track takes you from the DOC campground to Wentworth Falls; a beautiful natural attraction which falls in excess of 40 metres.

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  • Opoutere

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    Opoutere

    A great area for bird watching enthusiasts as at the southern end of the beach the Wharekawa Harbour Wildlife Refuge protects a breeding area for New Zealand dotterel and the variable oyster catcher.

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  • Surfing

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    Surfing

    Whangamata is the country’s best-known east coast surf town, steeped in surfing heritage.

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  • Kiwi Dundee

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    Kiwi Dundee

    Experience the natural beauty, geology, flora & fauna, Maori mythology & European history on a guided tour.

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  • Surf SUP Whangamata

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    Surfsup Whangamata

    Come and enjoy the estuaries, secluded beaches and islands off Whangamata or just have a shallow water session with the family.

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  • Blue Ocean Charters

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    Blue Ocean Charters

    With around 400km of coastline and over 100 offshore islands, The Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s favourite marine playgrounds.

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Whangamata
Must Do's

  1. Mountain Bike the Coromandel Forest Park
  2. Surf cast from the beach or fish from the wharf
  3. Surf the famous bar - left hand break
  4. Swim at the surf beach, harbour or estuary

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Wentworth Valley

This easy river-side walking track takes you from the DOC campground to Wentworth Falls; a beautiful natural attraction which falls in excess of 40 metres.

MORE

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Opoutere

A great area for bird watching enthusiasts as at the southern end of the beach the Wharekawa Harbour Wildlife Refuge protects a breeding area for New Zealand dotterel and the variable oyster catcher.

MORE

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Surfing

Whangamata is the country’s best-known east coast surf town, steeped in surfing heritage.

MORE

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Kiwi Dundee

Experience the natural beauty, geology, flora & fauna, Maori mythology & European history on a guided tour.

MORE

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Surfsup Whangamata

Come and enjoy the estuaries, secluded beaches and islands off Whangamata or just have a shallow water session with the family.

MORE

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Blue Ocean Charters

With around 400km of coastline and over 100 offshore islands, The Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s favourite marine playgrounds.

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Hot Water Beach Tide Times

Hot pools can be accessed 2 hours either side of low tide. View more

THU 31 JUL
L
3:42
0.7
H
9:56
3.6
L
15:52
0.7
H
22:10
3.8
FRI 01 AUG
L
4:20
0.7
H
10:34
3.6
L
16:32
0.7
H
22:49
3.6
SAT 02 AUG
L
5:00
0.8
H
11:13
3.5
L
17:13
0.8
H
23:30
3.6
SUN 03 AUG
L
5:41
0.8
H
11:56
3.5
L
17:59
1.0
H
MON 04 AUG
H
0:14
3.6
L
6:26
0.8
H
12:44
3.5
L
18:50
1.0

Whangamata

Famous for its unique combination of beach and rainforest, Whangamata's amazing ocean beach provides some of the best surfing breaks, yet safest swimming in the country. The Coromandel Forest Park bordering the town provides many outdoor experiences, including short walks, mountain bike trails and old gold mining sites. The town also has one of the best shopping centres in the region. A number of the houses in the area are holiday homes - providing weekend refuge and the classic kiwi beach holiday. Whangamata is also home of the Beach Hop, a five day celebration of '50s and '60s culture.

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Walking

Experience the stunning landscapes of the area on the many local walks.

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Surfing

Have fun on the beach breaks while the famous Whangamata Bar is left to the experienced surfers.

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Fishing

A boatie's paradise, from diving for crayfish to fishing the Pacific Ocean.

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Stay & Explore

Fabulous golden and white sand beaches with magnificent coastal scenery, a rugged forest-cloaked interior waiting to be explored and one of New Zealand's best surfing breaks are just some of the natural attractions that have people returning to Whangamata time after time.

 

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Featured Events

Browse our event calendar to discover upcoming events in and around Whangamata.

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Accommodation Options

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Activity Options

Click ‘more’ to view all Whangamata activities, or contact us for the latest activity deals.

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