Hidden away from the masses and the intrepid traveller will find New Chum Beach, voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches. New Chum beach embodies 'The Coromandel good for your soul' This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping - it is a jewel in New Zealand's coastal crown. From the north end of Whangapoua beach, cross the stream to begin your walk along the rocky shoreline and over the headland. The 1km long Wainuiototo Bay, or New Chums Beach, is approximately 30-40 mins walk via the Mangakahia Dr track over the saddle through spectacular nikau forest and huge Pohutukawa. There is a public toilet at William Mangakahia Lagoon Reserve. There is a staunch following with local's and visitors alike keen to see the beach remain as it is forever. Find out more at www.preservenewchum.org.nz Shuttle transfers available to New Chum Beach from Coromandel Town with Coromandel Adventures NOTE: If your looking at holding your wedding ceremony here, please contact Thames Coromandel District Council to find out more about any consent requirements.