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Whangamata - Voted best beach in New Zealand 2018

Famous for its unique combination of beach and rainforest and voted best beach in New Zealand by NZ Herald readers 2018, 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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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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