WELCOME TO WAIHĪ BEACH
At the northern tip of the Coastal Bay of Plenty lies Waihī Beach, a bustling beachside village which is home to cute boutique shops, eateries and 9km of white sand beach that offers some of the safest surfing conditions in New Zealand.
Located 40 minutes drive north from Tauranga, Waihī Beach is a great place to stay if you’re looking for an old-school, kiwi beach holiday. We’re talking ice cream, fish and chips, running across the hot sand and splashing about in the waves for hours on end - this is where the magic happens.
what to do in Waihī Beach
You could easily spend all your time at the beach, or explore the walking and cycling tracks surrounding Waihī Beach.
where to stay in Waihī Beach
Between Waihī Beach and Bowentown, there is some great holiday park accommodation options. Or for something more private, you’ll find plenty of motels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Waihī Beach.
Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Hibiscus Bed & Breakfast
Beachaven Holiday Park
Beach Pacific Apartments
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park
Athenree Homestead Trust
Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park
We have all types of accommodation available as well as two chemical free natural mineral pools which are free to staying guests.
Rehutai, the Māori word for sea spray, is a fitting moniker for the apartments. Less than a five-minute walk from one of New Zealand’s safest – and most stunning – surf beaches.
Places to Eat & Drink in Waihī Beach
Enjoy dinner at the beachfront restaurant, grab a coffee from one of the cool cafés tucked away in the village, or hit the 4 Square (a small supermarket) and grab some food for the BBQ.
STORIES AND TALES OF WAIHĪ BEACH
Meet the locals and discover the stories.
itineraries & travel plans for Waihī Beach
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