Waihi Beach offers nine kilometres of sweeping white sand, and one of the safest surf beaches in New Zealand. Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunshine or partake in more adventurous activities such as boogie boarding, kayaking or kite boarding.
For boaties, fishermen, skiers, swimmers, kayakers and picnickers, the combination of beach and harbour in close proximity provides a fantastic playground.
The Beach' as locals call it, also has a modern shopping centre, excellent restaurants and a whole range of accommodation from four camping grounds to motels, B&Bs and luxury lodges within easy distance.
SURF WAIHI BEACH: Good for all levels. The north end of the beach is provides more shelter from the wind.
SAFETY: Waihi Beach is one of New Zealand's safer swimming beaches. Surf Life Savers patrol the beach in summer.
Wilson Road (in front of the Police station)